Where Anger Begins
Where does Anger begin?
Anger has its roots in fear. As humans we are innately afraid of what we cannot CONTROL or do not UNDERSTAND. This type of anger is the source of Wars, it accounts for most passion-based murders, and even can be traced back to many social and civic issues like slavery, apartheid, alcohol & drug abuse, modern day bullying and domestic violence.
A lie has infiltrated our culture which tells us that it is UN-Healthy not to express our anger, as if it is our "RIGHT" to lash out in anger. Taking the boundaries off our anger is not only damaging to those around us, but also causes ourselves much heart-aches. Notice what the Bible says, Proverbs 29:11, "Fools give full vent to their rage, but the wise bring calm in the end."
Why is giving "full-vent" to one's anger foolish?... because it gives FEAR the POWER in your life. Now understand, I'm not suggesting the absence of conflict, or a denying of our emotions. However, the unleashed anger of men and women yields destruction.
So, next time you sense Anger rising inside, ask yourself the question: What is frustrating me that I CAN'T CONTROL, or What is frustrating me that I CAN'T UNDERSTAND?
The truth: control is a facade, and understanding often only occurs in hinds sight. Therefore, anger rarely satisfied, and never resolves. The answer lies elsewhere.
Next Blog: "What is the Remedy to Anger?"