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.
For those interested in understanding the teachings of the Buddha, to eliminate suffering for oneself and others, this schema presented in the last post is crucial to understand. The root of the problem is a […]
Often at the root of anger is fear. Gandhi thought this to be true, that fear is our worst enemy. They often go together – fear, uncertainty, doubt, discomfort, irritation, and then anger. How can […]
Let’s review anger management as this is our pillar for cultivating compassion. Patience and tolerance are cultivated through transforming anger. Tolerance can easily flourish into love and compassion. Anger management does not mean suppressing our […]