Three for three. It has been three days of publications for me. This is the third, entitled "This is the power in owning your anger" with Thought Catalog. I think this is an important topic for everyone, especially during the stress and emotion turmoil of our current political climate.
An excerpt from Owning Your Anger
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"The idea that stuck with me is that we detach ourselves from our anger and refuse to take ownership in it. It’s true, we are a society of people who are quick to anger. We are so afraid of looking weak that we refuse to experience emotional pain, skipping over it to jump immediately to anger. In anger, we feel as though we hold the power. If you are hurt you are the victim. If you are mad you are choosing your reaction. That is all we are in vulnerability; action versus reaction.
In anger, we create a quick-reaction approach every time; because we have not created a relationship with that feeling and do not understand how to effectively process it. Take a glass jar of water, and pour some mud in. Shake it up and set it back down. You can not see through the silt and the darkness and the dirt. But if you leave the glass to sit for awhile, after time it starts to sift itself out.Eventually the mud settles to the bottom, and you can see through the clear water again. Reacting in our anger is trying to see the problem and its solution through the silt."
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