Action for the week:
This week take a closer look at how you allow yourself to be misled by anger. You may be misled by your own anger and/or you may be allowing other people's anger to influence you and lead you astray. Either way, start breaking the pattern and no longer be misled by anger.
Read the statements below and reflect on what they mean in your life. Let the statements stir the pot so you can see what you need to see to help yourself. Write what comes to your mind in your journal as you read the statements below. Don't think or judge what comes to mind, just write.
- When anger attacks, it does so with great righteousness.
- Anger falsely claims to know what is best, what is good for all, and what should be.
- Anger creates suffering and foolish behavior.
- Anger pushes its ignorance on to others and expects full agreement.
- Anger easily multiplies when met with opposition.
- Anger is worn by some like a badge of honor that creates disaster in its wake.
- The one adorned in anger is foolish and cannot see what he/she actually creates.
- Anger is proud of its presence giving rise to self-destruction.
- The bearer of anger is ignorant of their own fate.
Do not be misled by angry words either in thought or spoken by others.
Anger denies the healing power of the heart and turns the other way.
If you are the one who is angry, let down your guard, learn to forgive and accept what life has given you. Look for ways to know love and feel your heart. Look inward and heal. Ask yourself what you should do to move past your anger. Then do what you truly need to do to help yourself based in love.
If you are being misled by another person's anger and feel bad about yourself, see this person's anger as their own and do not take it personally. Look to your heart for healing. Ask yourself how you should deal with this person's anger. Don't feel responsible or accountable for their ignorance. See the truth about yourself and how you are hurting yourself needlessly and move toward love.
Anger's enemy is love. No matter if it is your anger or another's, move toward love, self-love. Self-love cannot ever be misled.
Thought for the week:
Anger is the absence of love.
Love creates harmony.