Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Anger...

I found myself unloading and stacking nearly two chords of wood today for my father, I started out in a pretty up mood but with every splinter that chose to free itself inside my flesh I found myself getting angrier and angrier at the WOOD of all things!!! I had to take a step back for a second and think, did it really make sense to be angry with wood for the slivers I received? No, it really doesnt, it was my own fault I received those splinters, I wasnt careful enough and I didnt wear any work gloves...

So I guess what im getting at, is that sometimes you get angry, thats normal and healthy, but you need to recognize what your really angry at, splinters suck, but I wasnt REALLY angry at them, I was angry at my own foolishness, thinking I could stack 2 chords of wood without gloves and not get a few splinters... But hey, failure is just another opportunity to learn!

Another question for ya, do you ever find yourself getting angry for no rational reason? have you stopped to consider the real reason your angry?... or do you, like most of us, tend to let it get a bit to far before you realize how your acting?...

2 comments:

Jordan said...

There is always a chain of cause and effect that leads up to anger. And that is OK! the thing is that the anger is just a flash and is gone pretty quickly... Unless we feed that anger. That is unfortunately what the untrained mind likes to do. It is good to train the mind to stop question why "I" am angry, where that anger is coming from, how can I deal with it in a way that is beneficial to myself and others.

Anyway that is how I deal with anger. But it takes time to develop the process. Start by being kind to yourself.

Jordan said...

Should have been a comma after the "Stop" Doh!