I hope this makes you (dear reader), question your emotions too. At first I read this and thought, ‘yeah, good quote..’ and then I really thought about it. What does your anger really achieve? Other than making yourself worked up. I’m not saying that it is wrong to feel angry. We all do at times. And sometimes the cause is very justifiable. But does it really change your situation? I find if I’m angry, I can’t think logically through a situation.  I thought I would delve deeper into ‘anger’.

This is the first thing that came to mind. No one is immune to anger. We all have something that will make us angry – it may be an injustice inflicted upon you or someone you care about; it could be a misunderstanding; it could come from just about any situation.  I don’t think anyone is immune to anger. Though, I am not a scientist so please don’t take this as hard facts! 

I have found that if I’m too angry about a situation, then I am unable to remedy that situation. Once I cool off I can usually understand what’s happened and then I’m able to work on solutions for the situation. It doesn’t mean I like or accept what’s happening but at least there’s a chance to understand it. 

This sounds like it is easy. It’s not. But it does help you to see that you still have some control. The situation is out of your control – but you, your mind, your body – they are yours alone to control. You have a choice. Even just knowing that, gives me some control over a situation… what do you think?

Interesting? Well think about everything you could or might say if you try to fix a situation when you’re angry. You may regret some words or some actions that were committed in anger. 

This made me smile. We can’t manage other people or change how they act or feel or what they say.. you only have control over yourself. Breathe. 

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