Why anger isn’t helpful

August 6, 2012

The Buddha was very wise, and especially so about handling anger.

I love this: “holding on to anger is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die.”

Something to think about.

It’s just common sense, isn’t it? Anger is toxic. So why do we hold on to anger?

Why is it sometimes so hard for us to use our common sense?

3 comments on “Why anger isn’t helpful
  1. Peggy Strack says:

    Anger is such a raw emotion. It’s hard to dismiss when another does something to harm you or someone you love. I try to recognize my anger, allow myself to feel it and then choose to forgive, accept, or move on. It certainly is complex.

  2. I hear you, Peggy. I have really struggled with forgiveness in the past, ’til I realized that it’s a process that happens in its own good time, once i let go of anger. But that letting go is hard, sometimes. I’m a work in progress in that regard.

  3. Gosh I love that quote too! I’ve never heard it before.

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