Anger gets a bad reputation because of how people have learned to express it. Violence, destruction, lack of compassion and pain is abusing a power that we can all harness.
Mainstream anything tells us that anger is wrong and that we must get rid of it anyway we can. To rid yourself of anger would be to deny your true nature, and therefore an unnatural state. We are emotional beings and anger is a powerful emotion!!
Anger gets a bad reputation because of how people have learned to express it. Violence, destruction, lack of compassion and pain is abusing a power that we can all harness. We all have the ability to become angry and this is a wonderful thing!
It's not the emotion of anger that is destructive. The emotion is raw energy that has been used in the past to make changes. How many people have changed this world (for the better) by getting angry and doing something about it? If you want a big change in your life, get angry! After getting angry, make a decision and follow through. Develop a plan to make a difference. Be calculated and strategic about how you use this power. Holding on to anger and doing nothing will scar you for life!
I'm not going to lie. I'm so angry for so many reasons regarding the changes set in motion in my country. Sure, I like to dismiss this election as something that someone else has done. Maybe because I live in California, I am not responsible for this in some way, shape or form?
What can I do about this? Should I make threats of moving to Canada, spout words of destruction from Twitter, rise up and protest, or get together with my girlfriends and talk shit about how much I hate this country? I don't think any of those things would be effective at soothing my soul or quenching my anger.
I am vowing to be more involved and active in local politics. I am vowing to show people kindness and compassion when I think they don't deserve it. I will unite with those that want to heal this country from it's origins of racism, sexism, homophobia and ignorance. I will become an even better version of myself. I will go inward, not outward.