Anger Can Show A Different Side Of Us - Don't Let It Get The Better Of You
Anger is one of those things that happens. We sometimes want it, will it. Other times it just wells up naturally and we seem to have to go along with the flow of it. I just feel outrage. Caught in its maelstrom. When it may take us this way or that.
The force can surprise us at times. How we feel about a certain thing, another person, or ourselves. Can catch us unawares and by surprise - the depth of feeling and angst that seems to come through.
Are we in charge of our anger or does it have a will and mind of its own? Hard to tell at times, isn't it?
Are we the conductor or is the orchestra of annoyance, anger and ill feeling all too much for our sensibiliities? What can be done about this situation? If anything.
Perhaps we should try to step back and reassess. Not always easy in the heat of the moment, and heat can be the operative word.
Perhaps we need a little distraction. That can come from outside of us or from within, when a little thought goes by to question whether we are dealing with this situation in a fair and reasonable way.
We need to take those moments on trust, that life is subtley telling us something and we should take heed - perhaps for our own good.
We can be angry at ourselves as well as others. Here we need be careful not to take things out on others, innocent parties.
Equally we need be careful not to internalize our thoughts and emotions, our anger. They can eat us from the inside out. Don't give them this power or chance.
A friendly shoulder, an arbitrator or go-between can work wonders at times. We just need remember that we need to play (and be serious about it)that role at times for our friends and loved ones. And give something back when the need or necessity arises.
The power of words . . .
Words can be healing, soothing, comforting, relaxing . . .
I hope this anger page will do this and more. I hope these examples will help to express life in an insightful, penetrating but easy to read manner. And help us to question the lives we lead and the manner in which we live them.
I will not let anger get the better of me
Neither against friend or foe
To the passage and interaction of the negative
Into an agitated and outraged state
When all along I should be fair and true
And not feel the need to take another on
For that only seems to make a bad thing worse
And helps to put us on an even course
I will keep my temper under control
I resent the implication
I promise this small thing
I will not let this give me a beating
You are so irritating
that I must come to terms with this baiting
Oh boy, is this annoying
to the pressure by airing
me into a corner I am near to breaking
what have I done to you but caring
of my deeds and thoughts and my way
Why do you provoke me so
What have I done to offend you
I could do without the hassle
Why do you get my back up