Oregon, US of A
Sunday, August 16, 2020

Impatience is a spirit poison; anger is like a stone hurled into a hornet’s nest.”  [UB 48:7:20]

Thought Adjuster: “How do you assess your emotions? Do you control them, or do they trick you? Your honest answer will be both an eye- and a heart opener.

Hate and anger are runaway emotions that ‘make you’ behave in dishonorable ways. Their volatile chemistry multiplies their destructive power. After bubbling up unchecked, anger erupts in violent outbursts, synergized with build-up resentment, cynicism, and contempt. Its emotional aftershocks rock your inner world, destabilizing you and those at the receiving end of your wrath.

If you live with emotional awareness—mindfully—you will quickly pick up on the forewarning discomforts that spell incoming trouble. Like all emotions, anger is energy in motion, significantly synergized by hate. What would happen if you recognized that it is within your super-powers to redirect its pent-up energy toward something you feel passionate about? It would repurpose it into a driving force for positive action.

What not turn against this internal threat? It certainly deserves it, as it is a homewrecker that robs you of your inner peace. It exerts undue influence both on the relationship you have with yourself and others. It is a dreadful merchant of doom. To top it all, it adversely affects your physical wellbeing. Studies have shown a connection between anger and high blood pressure, heart and liver diseases, and depression. When anger takes you hostage, it demands a very costly ransom.

Do not let the ways of the world corner you in such a dark emotional place, where you lose all self-control. Reassert your authority by choosing love over hate and peace over restlessness. Use your breath as a conduit to flood your being with waves of therapeutic emotions under the upbeat leadership of gratitude. Once you stop and think about it, you will find myriads of valid reasons pick grateful over resentful.”