Anger is Your Own Worst Enemy

If you watch the news, or even listen to conversations around you, watch how people drive in traffic, you see and hear a lot of anger and frustration. You may ask, “why, what purpose does it serve?” Anger is a more powerful emotion than depression, despair, and hopelessness. I would prefer it because, in anger, you are not shutting down. Anger creates hormones and chemicals such as adrenalin that make you feel alive. Maybe you just desire to be heard. It is hard to ignore an angry person

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But you do not want to get stuck in the feelings of anger. With all those hormones and chemicals raging, you are blocking yourself from being effective and clear in what you want to express.

Anger is a terrible trap to get stuck in. Yes, it provides a little relief from depression, but in the quiet moments of your life, you think, “I don’t want to be angry.” When you become a slave to anger, you are allowing situations outside of yourself dictate how you react, which is often unkind, rash, and not well thought out.

Some of the greatest game-changers in the world were not angry people. They acted and lived their lives by the passion of love, not the passion of hate and anger. Gandhi, Nelson Mandela, and Martin Luther King Jr. were great examples of people who initiated a great change in love and peace. All made historical changes to politics, culture, and society by living as an example of what love can do. They showed lives of creating a new reality based on what they envisioned as possible instead of being angry at what is.

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By Tapping and connecting to something greater, they changed the tide. Because these leaders did not live through the emotions of anger, they had a clarity of thought and action.

We can be our own worst enemy by letting anger rule our lives. Anger shuts down relationships, our health, and our well-being.

Lashing out at others or having knee-jerk reactions to situations around you steals your power to make a difference. Life is now controlling you instead of you shaping your future. If you wish for a better life, your desires fulfilled, or people to hear what you want to share, to share your passion then speak of hopeful solutions instead of spouting angry problems.

People reject anger, but they look towards hope, renewed faith, and belief. Which do you wish to be? The angry person all alone or the encourager surrounding by others who want to create a positive difference?

Love & Blessings,

Ashley J Spurgeon