Cultivate Calm Even when You’re Angry
You’ve been calm, kind and caring.
It hasn’t always been easy because sometimes your buttons are really pushed. You’ve turned the other cheek and focused on love. That deep breathing you’ve been doing is helping. But still, you are feeling agitated, irritated, and annoyed. And that’s okay!
As mindful souls, we take conscious steps to be the light we want to see in the world. We set aside differences and focus on the wholeness of the universe. With a range of emotions available to us every minute of every day, we know which ones feel ‘good’ and which ones don’t.
Because we like the way it feels when we are calm we then to avoid emotions like anger which we numb.
There are 2 Ways to Observe Anger.
- What do you notice about yourself when you feel the emotion anger.
- What you do when you are on the receiving end of someone else’s anger.
How do you Express your Anger?
- Do you express your anger clearly and calmly?
- Do you give the silent treatment?
- Do you start banging things?
- Do you shout or lash out?
Before you begin to judge yourself, remember you are a peaceful spirit in a human body. This means you are having a human experience. That experience includes a huge range of emotions! All your emotions are valid.
It is okay to be angry and it is especially important to express your anger in a way that is clear and calm. One of the first things to do is to acknowledge the feeling of anger when it shows up. By honouring your feelings you begin to heal mindfully. By expressing your feelings in a mindful way you begin to cultivate calm.
“We cannot selectively numb emotions, when we numb the painful emotions, we also numb the positive emotions.” Brene Brown
Come Meditate with me, Regina Kaiser, at Live Stream Loving Kindness Meditation Sunday 10 am Nov. 8, 2020 and/or Reflective Meditation Tuesday 7:30 pm Nov. 10, 2020 to Make Peace with Anger and Cultivate Calm. onlinemeditation.veracis.ca
If you miss the live class you can still get the meditation less on demand!