Anger is not an action, it is a reaction. It is a reaction to fear, shame, hurt, helplessness, abandonment and grief, just to name a few. We live in a society that is desensitized by violence and crime. What was considered impossible is now an everyday occurrence.
We must get a handle on this situation. We need to become the change we want to see. Peace begins with each one of us making a conscious decision to handle our emotions with a grace and a mindfulness. When we come to understand that nothing has to go right in order for us to feel good, we become empowered and enlightened. Happiness is not the absence of problems, it is the ability to deal with them.
We should not deny our anger. It can also be used for motivation. We need to use it to know when something is out of place and not in alignment with the highest good. Anger can become the seed that lays a totally new garden. It can serve as stimulation for change, for justice and for solution.
Most great people, like Mahatma Gandhi, Nelson Mandela, Martin Luther King and Mother Teresa created change from their righteous fury. They could not stand one more minute of the injustices. Today’s impossibilities can become tomorrow’s realities when human efforts are fueled by righteous and heartfelt anger. There is a clear connection between caring and wrath. One’s wrath often speaks of their healthy protection and respect for themselves and another.
As a great Master once said:
“For those that are not angry are worth little,
for those who lose their temper are worthless.”
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