The Antidote to Anger

Photographed by Matt Heykin

It is so easy to get consumed by the heat of anger. When you feel that someone has wronged you, when you feel cheated or misled, anger is often the go-to emotion. There might be satisfaction in replaying the scene again and again, and receiving validation of your experience from others around you; it might feel like you’ve resolved something by making it known to the world that ‘you are angry, and have every right to be!’, but in reality anger only keeps you in the past and leaves you an unconscious victim to your present. The antidote to anger is love. Give it without condition and fill your mind with so many loving thoughts, that it is impossible for even the greatest anger to reside there for very long.

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10 comments

  1. Paul Diepenbroek · · Reply

    And the possibility of turning your Anger into an action – in pursuit of a goal you are passionate about and committed to achieving?

    1. Good thought, Paul. I hadn’t thought about that when I wrote this. Everyone is going to get angry now and then. I think whether you can just let it go, or transform it into passion than that’s great. It’s when anger is held onto and becomes resentment where it’s really damaging. Thank you for reading!

  2. I LOVE that title!

    1. Thank you for taking the time to read!

  3. It is very true and I cannot wait to read more of your posts, love it.

    1. Thank you for reading. I look forward to your future posts as well!

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  5. So true – love it!

    1. Thanks! Have a great day.

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