Monday, May 8, 2017
Tao Wisdom to Deal with Anger
Anger or rage is an ineffective and inefficient way to resolve any issue or make any problem go away. It is a negative emotion that may lead to depression, if it is not properly addressed. According to scientific studies, strong negative emotions, such as anger, can create destructive mental energy that is health damaging.
So, how do we take care of our negative emotions?
Conventional wisdom is to use distraction to defuse and dissipate the sudden anger or rage.
Thomas Jefferson famously said, “When angry, count 10, before you speak; if very angry, 100.”
According to Lao Tzu, the ancient sage from
whose profound wisdom is known as TAO, we should do the following when we are
Take a deep breath, review the situation, and ask yourself one simple question: what is the original purpose of driving your car—to get to your destination, or to get angry?
Don’t hold your anger in; instead, let it go, by breathing it out. Don’t let it go as pain; instead, let it go as your acceptance. Don’t let your acceptance be viewed as a sign of your own weakness; instead, let it be a statement of your own communication to yourself that getting to your destination is much more important than getting angry.
Remember, anger is always present to serve a purpose to release some deeper issues, problems, and internal conflicts that you may be carrying in your own bag and baggage all these years. It is always better to release anger than to turn it around to destroy yourself. Suppressing anger, on the other hand, is also self-destructive, as the negative energy redirects itself back into your own body. Anger in itself is always a path of destruction no matter what. Resolve anger by developing habits that may release internal conflicts in a constructive manner before it can be released as rage.
Remember, the world always reflects your actions. If you lash out in rage, then the world lashes back at you with that same rage causing pain or grief that still has to get resolved. There is no true “release” of anger, except by resolution.
TAO teaches that peace is the true warrior’s path. The sword while an option is never used with anger, or you may have lost from the start. According to Lao Tzu, “The best fighter is never becoming angry.”
TAO Is The Way!
TAO Wisdom To Live And Survive In A World Of Depression!
TAO wisdom is the way to go through depression—experiencing every aspect of depression, instead of avoiding it with distractions or drugs—and thus the only Way to get you out of depression while living in a world of depression.
It provides many examples from news and everyday life to show you how TAO wisdom can help you live as if everything is a miracle.
Don’t deny or stigmatize your depression! Go through it, and you may or may not get enlightened, but you will look at your depression differently.
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