Another effective method to reduce anger involves imagination or visualization. Again we try to recognize anger early, when there is irritation, frustration, fast heartbeat and breathing, getting quiet or the opposite, loud. Often there is fear, and maybe anxiety. Imagine this early anger transforming into a cloud that is imagined way over there in the sky. It drifts across the sky and dissipates. With this so does our early anger. Notice we have not suppressed the early anger, but actually transformed it into tolerance. Of course this does not work the first time so we must be persistent.
Anger shakes us to our core. It also brings fear into the hearts of others. Everywhere I go to teach I ask audiences if anyone never gets angry. Very occasionally there is one hand. I […]
Imagining our early anger as a cloud that dissipates, transforming anger into tolerance, can be very effective. Yet to fully get rid of our anger, and all of our destructive emotions like jealousy, pride, greed, […]