10 Life-Changing Facts About Anger
Mar22

10 Life-Changing Facts About Anger

We all could use some helpful tips in this department. Here’s a bit of insightful advice. “Yes, I was angry. And I was a little afraid. After all I’ve not been free in so long. But, when I felt that anger well up inside of me, I realized that if I hated them after I got outside that gate, then they would still have me. I wanted to be free so I let it go.” ~Nelson Mandela upon leaving prison after 27 years of confinement Frustrated, impatient, raging…aaarrrrrrgh! Yes, it’s normal to feel angry – you are human, after all. But if anger causes problems in your life – if it interferes with your health and happiness – then consider these 10 life-changing facts. Get curious about anger, and you just might discover an untapped well of vital energy that improves your life circumstances and wakes you up to the whole of life. 1. It’s easier to feel anger than hurt. Anger tends to be a surface emotion. But if you look at what is driving the anger, you will often find hurt, pain, or fear. Can you tell the truth to yourself about what you are actually feeling? Can you meet the depth of your experience with supreme kindness? You might be surprised at the freedom you discover. 2. Anger has a strong physical component. Bring out the microscope when you are angry, and you will find strong physical sensations – tightness, contraction, burning. Anger is a fiery emotion full of energy. If you don’t want to be caught in anger, bring your attention right into these physical sensations. Without running a story in your mind, fully allow yourself to feel what is present. It might be difficult, but you won’t actually combust, I promise you. Be real with your sensations, and eventually the anger will stop controlling you. 3. Perfectionists are angry. Are you a perfectionist? Then take an honest look at what you are saying to yourself. You will undoubtedly find a repetitive loop playing in your mind that is harsher than you might imagine. Don’t kid yourself – this is anger. If you don’t want to be a slave to your perfectionist tendencies, then go to the root of the problem and learn to meet your anger with love. 4. Stories sustain anger. Angry stories barrel through our minds like an out-of-control train careening down the tracks. To find freedom from anger, you must recognize the story and see that repeating it doesn’t serve you. Yes, what happened happened. But how much longer are you going to let it be your ball and chain? Here...

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Dear Fellow Friends of the Animal Kingdom
Mar13

Dear Fellow Friends of the Animal Kingdom

Dear fellow friends of the animal kingdom, I’m writing to you to let you know that you no longer have to fear me! I have seen the horrible and inhumane treatment you’ve been subjected to, increasingly thru the years, and it has filled my heart with the need to take action. And so, in taking a stand for your rights, from this day forward, I will refuse to be attached to, and participate in any acts that will harm you and your furry, feathered, and finned friends. Now, I think it’s okay that some of you work from time to time, us humans gotta do it to. We all play our part to help the world continue to go round. However, as fellow friends, I believe you are entitled to rights, just like us humans, and that your working conditions should be fair and similar to the kind we have. In your job, you should be treated with respect, a healthy space conducive to your line of work, and provisions that take care of your general needs. In return for your efforts of providing for your fellow humans, you should be given a home in which you feel “AT HOME” and are surrounded with family, and HEALTHY food that will keep strong and happy. I know not everyone thinks this way yet, but do not be discouraged. Every day I see more of my fellow man’s eyes being opened around me. I see more and more concern for you all each day. So spread the word cuz you are not alone! There are plenty of us upright creatures who love you and will fight for your rights til you have them! Thank you for saving and enriching so many of our lives without asking for anything in return. Someday the world will treat you with the same respect and love that you have shared (and continue) to share with us. Sincerely, Your friend Cara Pic...

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