Anger and Compassion
Many people think that feeling angry is bad or wrong, but this just isn’t the case. Feeling angry is as natural and as important to embrace as feeling happy. The problem with anger is that it is easy to use it as an excuse for violence. It is the violence not the anger that is wrong. Being angry comes from somewhere inside us that is reacting to something that our heart tells us is wrong. We get angry when we are hurt or something is unjust. And what is wrong with that? We shouldn’t shun or hide from our anger, but instead invite it into our analytical mind and ask why we are feeling this anger. By looking closely at our anger we can better understand ourselves and our values.