Friday, February 19, 2016


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!

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?

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