Being angry is ok. The problem is when we stay angry. We focus on whatever makes us angry and become unable to see what is in front of us. We become clumsy, forgetful, incoherent, graceless. We also become paralyzed, unable to emotionally move from whatever got us angry in the first place. We aggravate the matter by injuring ourselves physically because our mind is somewhere else. This is all too common.
Today is a good day to make a conscious effort to bring ourselves back to the present moment when we become angry. Acknowledge your anger. Give yourself a moment or two and then release it. Bring yourself to the task at hand. Focus on how your body feels. Breathe. Watch your breath. Feel your breath. Be aware of your limbs and your body. By bringing the mind to the present moment, we are less likely to injure ourselves out of absentmindedness. Being mindful will not only help bring your body and your mind back to harmony, it will open you up to feeling good, connect you to what matters, bring about calm and the stillness of Being, find something to be grateful for, and the opportunity to enjoy and do something positive with your day.
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