When we get angry, we end up doing things we don’t want to be doing.
Our actions become impulsive, words get uncontrolled, and thoughts become really fast.
None of this allows us to calm down and be thoughtful.
And we often ask ourselves:
Why does anger hurt me more than the other person? Why do I feel empty after that emotion of anger? Why am I not able to focus for long even though the situation has passed?
Gautam Buddha described anger aptly when he said: “Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else.”
When we are angry at someone else, we are the ones who get affected the most. And yet we feel that giving up anger means giving up power..
Giving up anger doesn’t mean giving up power.
Giving up anger means having power that no one can take away.