Wednesday, January 20, 2010

putting things in perspective

After my little mini rant yesterday, something rather serendipitous happened.

I have a book of inspirational/ spiritual quotes that I keep in my bedside table. I read the quotes before I go to bed not every night, but frequently. Yesterday, after writing about being disillusioned about encountering so many angry people, I opened the book to find this:

"But I have peeled away your anger
down to its core of love
and look,
I am
a dark temple where your true spirit rises
beautiful and tough as a chestnut...."

It then goes on to describe how anger is really just a habitual or conditioned response. And trying to figure out the CAUSE of the anger by intellectualizing, but this won't really get rid of anger.
Instead, just be aware that you have become angry and don't judge. THAT's how we get rid of the anger.

schwierd, eh?

3 comments:

shellyrm aka jogging stroller mama said...

The only thing you can't get rid of by losing is your temper.

geekhiker said...

So, wait, you get rid of anger by... becoming angry? Am I reading that right?

hebba said...

Geekhiker, why must you always mock me? Why?