ANGER AND HATRED
I bring up this topic only because a couple of LJ friends of mine have been experiencing a great deal of anger and hatred.
We all experience these feelings at one time or another in our lives and it’s healthy to express them, because if we suppress them, we stand the chance of exploding in a most dangerous manner. It’s when we refuse to let these emotions go, that we become their prisoners, allowing them to rule our lives. To live life continuously with these emotions of anger and hatred, make it impossible for us to have control over our lives, and to live content lives. When you give in to these feelings, refusing to let them go, then you have given all the power to that which caused you so much anger and hatred. Sometimes these feelings of anger and hatred can be dangerous. In fact, if you put the letter D in front of the word ANGER, you get the word DANGER! We must refuse to give that power to anyone or anything, and the only way to do that is to bring an end, once and for all, to these harmful feelings within ourselves.
There is a Spanish saying that goes something like, "He who loses his temper, loses." This is so true. Every time I’ve experienced these fits of anger and hatred, I have been the loser! EVERY TIME!
"He who angers you conquers you."
- Elizabeth Kenny
I read somewhere that hate calls for 100 times the energy of love. If only we would spend all that energy on love, instead of hate, what a better world this would be.
Why is there so much hatred in this world? Why is there so much anger, with each growing day? Why is it so hard to forgive AND forget? Why is hatred flourishing so much? How do you deal with these feelings of ANGER and HATRED when confronted by them?
PLAYGIRL'S ANGER AND HATRED QUOTES:
"Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal
with the intent of throwing it at someone else;
you are the one who gets burned."
"Hatred does not cease through hatred
at any time. Hatred ceases through love.
This is an unalterable law."