Anger

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. ~ Buddha

A consequence of my not being able to resolve anger issues is that my son is now an angry three year old.  Oh boy does he have a TEMPER.  I've been working on my anger recently — that isn't to say that I realize now that I'm angry, but that I only recently admitted to it.  This admission is thorny for me — it brings up tons of unresolved conflicts within me, but more on that later.

If we are not peaceful, if we are not feeling well in our skin, we cannot demonstrate real peace, and we cannot raise our children well either. ~ Thich Nhat Hanh

Tonight I resolved to speak quietly, count to ten, breathe-breathe-breathe, and find patience with my son.  It's not his fault I'm angry.  I’ve decided it is about time I own my anger and as a result I’m finding that Georgie is acting better too.  So it is my aim — my goal — to be at peace by the end of this year.  I love my son and my family too much to let it go any longer.

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One thought on “Anger

  1. Misti says:

    Congratulations! It’s a tough one to tackle – -I know I am working on anger issues myself. But they say that owning the fault is the biggest step. I sure hope that’s so. 😉

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