Notes From The Awareness: 265

Anger is just another form of resistance.

Please discuss. How does this play out in life?

I’ll start us out. We’re all on familiar terms with anger. We are sometimes outraged, irate, incensed, furious, peeved, or resentful. Something not of our liking occurs and we have an emotional reaction.

Not caring for what happened, we often make our displeasure known. We usually don’t want to accept the event without some sort of protest. Even if we say or do nothing overtly in response, we may bridle inside. The emotion has diverted the smooth flow of our energy.

We may righteously hold on to our anger, feeling it is justified. Sometimes we replay confrontational scenes over again in our heads, ramping up and perpetuating our emotions. All this anger erupts within us because we are resisting something, something we didn’t choose.

Today’s message reminds me that holding on to anger keeps me stuck and prevents me from being open to the bounty of life. When I’m angry, when I resistant to something, that resistance becomes generalized. I put up an energetic wall between me and what I don’t want that also acts as a barrier against anything I might want, as well.

Anger is a natural human emotion. It’s not necessarily desirable that I never feel angry. However, when I become angry, if my anger is not simply a habitual, knee-jerk reaction, I will want to express my feelings, take any necessary actions, and let the resistance go. When I’ve done what I can to do to handle the situation, I need to release the anger so it doesn’t poison me and block my potential. Holding on to anger only hurts me.

How about you? What is your relationship with anger?