Anger


"Paradise belongs to those who control their anger"

-------The Holy Quran-----------

Anger: a strong feeling of displeasure and belligerence aroused by a wrong; wrath; ire.

The idea of this entry came into my mind after reading two beautiful books on "Anger".

Anger: Wisdom for Cooling the Flames by Ven.Thich Nhat Hanh and Burn Anger Before Anger Burns You by J.P.Vasvani. Its not that I have been able to escape from its clutches.

For me, Anger as a subject in itself is so powerful profound & fascinating, its so easy to be in the state of "Anger" these days & exploding left-right-center. The challenge here is not about "Anger" as a problem but understanding the stage why I am Angry?

Anger is a uncontrollable "energy" which can be diverted into developing positive mindset, reflecting on Anger & cooling the flames would help us in realizing ourselves deeply & also answers to the questions which bring us in confusion.

The person who holds on to anger or resentments is, without his/her knowing causing immense damage to himself/herself from within. Hence.....

Let's try to cool the flames......
Let's try to understand Anger.......

1 comment:

gene said...

I always try to understand anger (in myself and others) by starting from the assumption that the root of all anger is fear. It's a protective response to a perceived threat or loss.

Sometimes it's easy, other times I have to spend some time to determine what the underlying fear is.