What Your Anger Reveals About You
Few emotions are as powerful as anger!
Have you ever watched a toddler scream at the top of his lungs and kick in the throes of uncontrollable emotion? It is really a powerful illustration of anger’s intensity!
That intensity of anger never changes as we mature but how we handle it does change. Do you remember the last time you got angry? Like, so angry that you felt like walking out of a room to breathe, or punching a wall, screaming, or even crying?
How we get angry is very unique to us all. Sometimes it can make us yell; other times we just shut down in silence. No matter how we handle it, that sort of extreme frustration stops you in your tracks doesn’t it? It consumes you and forces you to feel it and address it somehow.
What makes you angry varies as well. Have you ever spilled coffee on yourself on the way to work or slammed on your breaks after someone unexpectedly jumped in front of you on the road?
It can even make you mad when someone is rude to you or speaks to you in a way that feels disrespectful. These types of situations can upset you for a while but they can eventually leave your thoughts and allow you to move on with the rest of your day normally.
This type of anger is a normal part of humanity. It is a natural but temporary jolt of motivation to set boundaries and escape from danger but in the core of our being we are not angry creatures. We want peace. Logically, there is no reason to stay angry.
If anger consumes you and is hard to let go of then there may be a deeper issue that should be addressed. Have you ever met someone who just seems to have an angry disposition and always seems seconds away from an outburst? With these people it often feels as if you have to walk on eggshells… or is there something in your life that always makes you angry or upset when you think about it? It’s something that no matter how much you try, you can’t quite let go of.
Whether a deep resentment or a broader anger management issue, new science is showing us that this type of extreme frustration has a much deeper source which is triggered daily by events in our environment and radiates powerfully deep emotions of pain.
In our modern world we depend upon help from anger management classes or specialized medication that helps control outbursts. Some people explore mindfulness techniques that allow us to disconnect from anger as it arises. Others teach lessons of forgiveness and letting go.
All of this advice is useful and can help you manage anger but none offer to address the root source of this internal rage. When you dig deep you’ll find that what you think is the reason for your anger may not be the original source at all! It is usually a specific event from your past that you don’t remember, which was perceived as significantly painful and traumatic at the time.
With Progressive Mental Alignment you are able to find what is REALLY behind your deep irritation and other negative emotions. Once you address this truth, you’ll release the hold that this powerful emotion has on you – forever.
Isn’t that what we want after all? None of us want to be angry. We want better relationships with our family and friends- and, ultimately, with ourselves!
Embark on a once in a lifetime journey of self-discovery that instantly improves the quality of your life and those around you.
Now, that’s something to smile about!