Clearly, anger is a normal and necessary human emotion.
It allows us to set boundaries with others - to mark our territory and speak out when those boundaries are violated.
However, when this emotion, one of many we humans have been gifted with, becomes a default position we get in trouble…
Being stuck in any one emotional state is just that - stuck!
DANCE WITH IT! EXPERIENTIAL APPS
An opportunity to experiment with some fun ideas…
Here's how one person put it when someone suggested she tell the person she was angry with how she felt:
"Yeah," she said, "but if he apologizes to me, I can't be mad at him and he's a great place to put all my anger…"
She was saying she needed someone to stay angry at - to maintain this feeling - the charge that comes with anger.
Does this fit for you?
Sometimes we seem to believe that holding on to being angry is so much a part of who we are that without it we are lost…
Here's an interesting experiment:
Ask yourself what would happen if you release the anger you carry with you?
Not swallow it, not vent it, but work through it …
What might take its place?