Dealing With Anger:

it's hard to stay awake

I used to have trouble with being angry all the time.  I used to get angry quickly but hold it in and not express it until the anger built up and I exploded.  One day I realized I didn’t want to be angry anymore and decided to change.  Meditation is what helped me.

Using mindfulness I started to sit with my anger instead of feeding the negative feelings associated with it.  For example, if somebody said something hurtful I used to think about why they said that instead of defending myself.  Over time I came to realize that them saying something negative about me is no reason to get angry.  Their opinions and thoughts and feelings are valid and they can think and feel whatever they like.

Of course it wasn’t that alone.  Combined with the fact that I was letting go of my “self” and seeing that the voice…

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