Anger – this is such a frightening emotion. It breaks apart families, murder friendships, and explode violence into countries. More than most feelings, anger appears to have a power that cause people to act in a way contrary to harmony, love, and care for others.
Yet, this emotion can also bring about positive results. Anger motivated civil rights leaders to stand up for those being downtrodden, fathers to protect their families from invaders, and children to call out a bully. When channeled correctly, anger is a powerful tool for change and justice.
Many of us, however, stifle our anger out of fear of what will happen. Over the years, the emotion builds up inside without a release. What happens when there is so much anger and frustration inside that you feel ready to explode?
There are people and situations that I have been angry at for so many years that I am not sure even where to begin the healing. How do you address that hurt? Where can you even begin to start?
The more that we run from anger, the more it becomes toxic inside of us. I am finally trying to face my anger instead of just pushing it down and pretending it is not there. That does not help me figure out how to destroy all of the anger festering inside of me, but that attitude does give me a new place to start in regards to bitterness versus frustration.
How do you deal with anger? What about anger that has been boiling inside for so long? Is there a way to express or get rid of it without completely exploding?