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Anger

Anger :- A gift or a curse?? …. Read on….

I sat with my anger. I held its hand and thanked it. I breathed deeply. Looked at it. Acknowledged it and then asked, “Why are you here?”

“I am here”, anger replied, “because you let everyone violate you and take you for granted. You donot draw your boundaries.”

I sat there, frozen, in silence, absorbing this. Anger, which I thought was bad, which I was taught is the root cause of every evil, which I was conditioned to believe it has to be controlled, was actually playing a beautiful role in my life. It was a gift.

That made me think, “If I embraced this gift, the gift of drawing boundaries, what would happen?” “Will anger go away”?, I thought to myself.

I went on an inner pilgrimage. I went back in time and observed all incidents that had made me angry. The underlying aspect in all those situations was that I felt violated in some way. Not respected, not honored in some way. I allowed people to take away my power, I felt helpless. And there came anger to protect me. Because I could not protect or honor myself.

Anger was playing a wonderful role.

So, there I was sitting with “anger” again. “Tell me anger”, what should I do?”

Anger replied, “Draw boundaries, Re-claim your power and I WILL BE GONE”.

You may ask, “What happened next”? “Did you apply boundaries? Did anger go away?”

“No, Not Really”, I say. It is a PART of me. How can a part of ME go away? You see, every emotion is a part of us. We are, as Carl Jung, says, a 360 degree with various personality parts.

“Then what’s the point?”, you may ask.

“Well, Anger, right now stands away – may be as a gatekeeper, guarding, not controlling – just watching whether I let any unwelcome guests inside.

As long as I don’t, it keeps quiet. The moment I “Allow” someone to take my power away, whenever I am helpless or let anyone violate or manipluate me, whenever I ‘allow’ this, the Gatekeeper comes ALIVE.

Anger is a guardian. It’s an ally. I understand it’s gift. The more I apply and use this gift, the more it just stands at the threshold, ‘watching’.

The moment I don’t apply the gift, it walks right back in.

Every emotion is a gift. You just have to sit with it and ask, “Why are you here? What role are you playing?”

Can you do that with your anger? With your fear, insecurity, jealousy, resistance?

Anxiety Vs Patience

This is a Zibu Symbol which made me think about Anxiety.

Anxiety is “the rust of life;” after all, it feeds on us, corroding and destroying our faith and certainty and obscuring the beauty we perceive in life.

Unfortunately, anxiety is something that generally seems to plague us no matter how much we try to avoid it or prevent it.

Perhaps that is because it is so deeply rooted in our emotions–fear, uncertainty, apprehension, failure, and so on.

Or maybe it is a result of trying to manage it in unhealthy and ineffective ways.

Regardless, the best way to handle it–and thwart it–is through complete trust and faith in our Creator.

This requires complete surrender of our worries–it means evicting anxiety so that peace may come inside.

Our humanity creates a desire to want to be in control of our lives–to know that everything that occurs to us in life is a result of our actions, or inactions.

But it is impossible for us to control everything. In all honesty, it is difficult enough for us to control a few things, let alone the infinite possibilities that confront us, or have the potential to.

I have found that the people who are happiest in life are not necessarily those who are well off–the wealthy, the powerful, and the famous.

These individuals tend to be cynical and critical of life, often harboring unhappiness and encouraging those around them not to trust life either.

In contrast, the truly happiest individuals tend to be those who trust life–those who go about living open, caring, and compassionate lives.

Trusting in God’s Providence truly is the best preventative and remedy to the rust that feeds on the beauty of life.

Let go of your anxieties, your worries, and your cares… place them into the arms of your Creator who made you and watches over you with unconditional love and unfathomable passion.

You will find your worries becoming all the less, until one day, they simply are no more. and certainty and obscuring the beauty we perceive in life.

Unfortunately, anxiety is something that generally seems to plague us no matter how much we try to avoid it or prevent it.

Perhaps that is because it is so deeply rooted in our emotions–fear, uncertainty, apprehension, failure, and so on.

Or maybe it is a result of trying to manage it in unhealthy and ineffective ways.

Regardless, the best way to handle it–and thwart it–is through complete trust and faith in our Creator.

This requires complete surrender of our worries–it means evicting anxiety so that peace may come inside.

Our humanity creates a desire to want to be in control of our lives–to know that everything that occurs to us in life is a result of our actions, or inactions.

But it is impossible for us to control everything. In all honesty, it is difficult enough for us to control a few things, let alone the infinite possibilities that confront us, or have the potential to.

I have found that the people who are happiest in life are not necessarily those who are well off–the wealthy, the powerful, and the famous.

These individuals tend to be cynical and critical of life, often harboring unhappiness and encouraging those around them not to trust life either.

In contrast, the truly happiest individuals tend to be those who trust life–those who go about living open, caring, and compassionate lives.

Trusting in God’s Providence truly is the best preventative and remedy to the rust that feeds on the beauty of life.

Let go of your anxieties, your worries, and your cares… place them into the arms of your Creator who made you and watches over you with unconditional love and unfathomable passion.

You will find your worries becoming all the less, until one day, they simply are no more.

Divine Patience

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