Therapists say a lot of anger is misplaced when directed at others. It’s usually anger at ourselves being directed at others.
I’m sure this has a lot of truth. And in the 12 steps…anger is a big issue to work through.
All in all its destructive to you and all of your relationships. It’s a very sly emotion and comes out in many ways and most of us do not recognize it when it does.
And of course, there actually is healthy anger and unhealthy anger. But how does one know the difference? This is where we can work with a spiritual advisor…someone who you actually see is able to put that moral compass into action.
In the meantime, I will go back to scriptures and teachings of the Saints, Sages, and Avatars.
From the west Jesus, The Christ made it very simple. He broke down the 10 commandments’ into two steps.
“And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment. And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these.”
But if we don’t love our selves, how can we love others?
Developing your own personal relationship with God and asking for direction with the help of another will certainly lead you in the right direction.
And from the East; Yama.
Nonviolence towards others meaning no physical, mental or financial transgressions towards others.
Anger/violence can be in many forms, stealing, lying, cheating talking badly about others and many more ways.
As you put the guidelines of the 12 steps, 10 Commandments or Yama-Niyama into your life…with the direction of a spiritual guide who has these same principles in their life and lives by them, your anger will dissolve and righteousness will prevail.
Love & Peace,