Why your anger, is good.
And what it’s trying to tell you.
It can be really easy to get caught up in fluffy, spiritual practices. You know the ones.
The “think positive, all the time” types of philosophies.
And while I do think positive thinking has it merits and role to play in living a happy and healthy life, let’s not throw everything else by the waste side.
A lot of what we label as “negative” isn’t really… negative.
Talking specifically about Anger in this context. In fact, I believe anger to be deeply positive. Because at its root, is pure light. Pure love, pure joy, pure happiness.
The anger ensues, when we feel these pure emotions are threatened or compromised.Our anger, is our internal barometer, measuring emotional pressure instead of atmospheric pressure. Click To Tweet
Our anger, is our internal barometer. Except instead of measuring atmospheric pressure, its measuring emotional pressure.
It’s the “check engine” light, telling us we need to take a look under the hood.
Our ability to recognize and feel anger is vital, it is a catalyst when it is fully felt and transformed.Our ability to recognize and feel anger is vital, it is a catalyst when it is fully felt. Click To Tweet
So what is your anger trying to tell you? The list can be endless, but here are the three main answers that come up most often.
Pain. Specifically, you’re trying to avoid it. Our anger quickly builds when we’re trying to avoid painful situations. Whether it be experiences, or people. Pain is essential is our growth and evolution. The avoidance of pain however, becomes anger. Anger that is not transformed evolves into resentment.
When we are in pain, we instinctively go to anger in an effort to discharge our discomfort. Getting angry is easier. Most of us were taught that pain was a symptom of weakness, and so we learned to numb it, deny it, or skate past it straight into anger.When we are in pain, we instinctively go to anger in an effort to discharge our discomfort. Click To Tweet
Denying ourselves the right to be angry, because we perceive it as negative, also denies our pain. So if you’re angry, ask yourself. What hurts? Where am I in pain? Look deeper, and tend to it with love and compassion.
That we aren’t aligned with how we want to feel or live. It can be really hard to pinpoint how we want to feel as we go through life, or what quality of life we want to live. We’re so used to living in chaos, that it can be hard to fathom any other way of living.
But here is where it gets real.
While it can be hard to vocalize or illustrate what we want for our lives, because on the surface we seem to have no idea, our anger can shed some light. Volumes of light actually. Look at your anger, sit with it instead of suppressing or ignoring it. Ask yourself, why am I angry? What emotions, beliefs, or plans for my life do I feel have been compromised? While it can be hard to figure out what we do want, when staring at a blank journal page, we can easily reverse engineer our desired emotions or path by looking at why we’re angry.
When an injustice threatens our core beliefs. Whether it be a social injustice, or political injustice, when something threatens beliefs that we hold to be true or sacred at the very center of our beings, anger is guaranteed to follow.
This is our call to action.
It is our moment to take a stand, to speak up.
Whether it be in our family, communities, or on a much larger scale. What is tugging at your heartstrings? Inequality? Racism? Homophobia? Animal cruelty? Environmental sustainability? Whatever is getting you wired up, use your anger as a call to action. Let it be a catalyst to get your voice heard and make a positive change in the world.
If you’re waiting for someone to send a hero to come and save the day. Stop waiting. It’s you. You have been sent, and that’s what your anger is trying to tell you.
Let me ask, what kind of anger have you been suppressing? What has it been keeping you from? Let me know in the comments below.
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Sending you all love,