What About Anger?

January 14, 2010 at 2:26 pm (Benefits of Meditation, Why do we meditate?)

Well, What about anger?

Anger is one of the most common human emotions. It is generally brought about by an unmet expectation. In its most simple sense, we expect something to occur, like we expect a check in the mail, or a promotion, and it doesn’t happen. We feel anger. Someone acts very differently than we expect, like a driver cuts you off on the road. We feel anger.

Sometimes the expectation is clear and conscious. We have been thinking about something, or we have been having a conversation with someone. Events begin to vary significantly from our desire. Anger starts to steam and froth in our minds. This is expecially true if we think or imagine that the other party knows what we want and somehow intentionally won’t give it to us.

‘Why can’t they just do it this way? OR Why can’t they just do what I need? These are often the unspoken questions that we are feeling when anger starts to boil.

Medical research shows that excess anger is one of the most destructive of all emotions. The chemicals generated when we are angry damage our heart, our brains and our other internal organs. This is especially true if we are angry often, or are angry frequently or for long periods of time.

Fortunately there are many ways to deal with unmet expectations. When we anticipate something or expect something to happen and it does not, it is natural to feel disappointment or anger. The question is ‘what then?’ What do we do with the anger that we feel?

Some would have you believe that anger is somehow wrong, and you should pretend it away or supress it. This is not true, repressed or stuffed emotions cause anxiety and problems later. It is far better to understand your feeling, acknowledge it in yourself, and then intentionally decide what to do with the situation that you are in.

This process can be done in one second. Even in the time it takes to react to the driver who cut you off, you have time to understand that you were surprised and to choose what to do with your situation.

This is where meditation comes in. If you are a regular meditator, you are far better prepared to meet the challenges of the day and you are much more in control of your emotions, feelings and the expressions that you choose to use to display the emotions and feelings that you have.

Regular meditation gives you the power and control to be the master of any situation and to be the person that you choose to be and not a reactive person.

Do you want to be in control of your life and choose your destiny and the outcome of your situations? Then click here for more information about meditation!

Happy meditating.

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