Would this trigger your anger?
Nov 06, 2020
Pic of my 4yo destruction from rage, would this trigger your anger?
Does your own anger scare you sometimes? Do you just want to throw everything in sight?
Do you ever find yourself yelling at your children or your partner and unable to stop? Do you feel your negative emotions consume you and it’s hard to let them go?
Many times our rage and anger is fed by our assumptions and perception about a certain situation. Anger can prevent us also from forgiving.
A very well known downside of rage is it’s affects on our health, causing mental distress, blood pressure problems, ulcers, headaches. Chronic stress leads to increase inflammatory markers which are precursor to chronic diseases.
The upside of anger and rage is if you know how to harness it, you can use it intentionally and with awareness to move you forward rather than being bound by it.
Rage has helped many people gain the courage to leave unhealthy situations or has triggered realizations. It has helped transform communities and countries for the better, productive righteous rage.
So how can you turn that burning fire of anger and rage to be less harmful to yourself and others?
Reflect daily on what really gets under your skin and write it down, by doing this you will get it out of your head but also gain clarity on patterns that trap you.
Practice daily recognizing what your triggers are.
Focus on something that makes you feel completely opposite.
Removing yourself from the tigger to calm down when the feelings start arise.
Practice letting go of thoughts that fuel your anger by surrendering them to that infinite peaceful self within (click link in pinned post above for my free training effortless meditation and letting go).
Identify your stressors and work on decreasing them, and misfired anger.
Having clarity on what your deeper held values and beliefs are will help you understand where your conflicted feelings come from.
Honouring and Serving,
Simran K. Rattan MD