Holding on to 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. ~ The Buddha

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5 thoughts on “Holding on to anger

  1. So true. Failure to forgive is like swallowing poison and hoping it harms the other party.

  2. Why is it so hard to let go of anger, and learn to forgive honestly?

  3. Debra

    RR….you made a very good point…’learn to forgive’. We all, me included, have to practice forgiving. And the first ‘person’ we need to practice forgiving … is ourselves.

    Ego holds onto (attaches to) Anger.
    If there is no attachment then the Ego is less….Anger separates…Forgiveness unites.

    Anger burns us….Forgiveness heals us.

    Thank you for the thought provoking question:)

  4. I have noticed that a lot of people from my generation (30 somethings) seem to harbor a lot of anger, and hide behind a lot of guilt.

    Is that from our parent’s rendering, something as a fall back from their generation? It seems the more consumerism rises, the more guilt and anger does as well.

    Buying things as an apology, making a food offering for peace.. .these are cyclical traps we put ourselves through. Instead of learning the relief and honesty behind actual forgiveness.

  5. I think this was just what I needed to hear right now – how did you know?

    EB

    Thanks

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