How can we manage our anger and fear?

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 we manage our anger and fear? Once anger is red hot, there is little we can do but wait it out and think, next time … Working with anger is much more effective at its early stages – irritability, frustration, fast heart beat, fast breathing, maybe sweating, feeling out of balance, withdrawing (some people become aggressive), etc. Try to identify your early anger signs. Once we train ourselves through mindfulness to recognize the early signs of anger, that’s where we start working to slowly transform our anger into its opposite, tolerance and patience. More on my next post…. See our new Altruism in Medicine Institute — — Instagram: #aimicompassion