Hello, hello, hello my fellow “ordinary guru seeking” friends. It’s Friday once again. My how time flies when you’re having fun. We are having fun together, aren’t we? I am! Coddy has a question about anger. (see below). That’s an emotion that seems to be spreading like wildfire these days. Watch out! We may just burn the planet up with the heat of anger.
Hi Mr White
I read an article that said that anger gives you a false feeling of strength, but in the end causes nothing but damage to your self-esteem. I am not sure what that means. Can you help me with this? Thank you for being my temporary guru on this,
Thankyou, Coddy K
That’s a good one – I am your temporary guru. That’s funny. Okay, let’s take a look at anger for a moment. When anger is an attempt to preserve one’s feeling of self-esteem, it fails miserably. The temporary thrill of anger will give a temporary feel of power, but physically it causes headaches, ulcers, insomnia, and a slew of other physical disorders. Psychologically it causes anxiety, apprehensiveness, nervousness and a slew of other nerve damaging disorders. Philosophically it is based on the premise that it is more important to win at any cost than to be correct with your judgment, or learn something new. Now that spells nothing but disaster! And when all of that stuff piles on top of you – your self-esteem pretty much plummets downwardly, no matter what you do.
Yes, Anger is a damaging emotion. It is said that anger is one letter short of danger. That’s a great way to look at it the next time you’re thinking of having a fit.
Does that help you Coddy?
What do you do to stop anger from taking you over? Buddha said you’re not punished for your anger but by it. I can’t argue with that. Can you? So, again I ask you – what do you do to stop anger from taking you over? Do you have an action plan?
Blessings & love, Rob
PS Respond while you’re angry and the odds are that you’ll take action you always regret