I was inspired to write this blog post after reading a post by Kate Cee of Mrs. Monologues entitled Anger in my Heart. Not to toot my own horn, but I liked my response so much I knew I had to share it with you today...
My original comment to Kate:
"To me anger is like acid that eats away at our souls. What it leaves is something damaged and that makes it hard to hold love because of fear. For me I have been so angry before that it’s made me physically ill and would translate into a physical feeling of burning in my chest. But what I have learned and taken to heart is that how other people treat me is their business, how I react to it is mine. And I can choose to live in a hostile or a helpful world. While some people are hard to get away from and are not healthy to be around we can realize this and act accordingly. We can treasure those important and supportive people as you do your husband, and we can use the lessons we learn from how we feel about how we are treated to become better in how we treat others and ourselves."
Nice and profound right? Often the best teachers I feel are experience. While the experiences are often less than pleasant for us at the time, they are valuable reminders and lessons for the future. We should all be thankful to what we can learn from such experiences.
In the comments below, share with me: How do you deal with your anger? Have you received any valuable lessons from past issues with anger? What were they?
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