Anger is a drug. It’s easy to become addicted to it, and it sneaks in before we realize it’s wearing our clothes. Anger has its place, but it isn’t the address you want to call home.
For many of us, anger is a protective shell inside which we feel safe. But the bombastic show anger creates is a distraction from what is really happening inside us. Anger hates to be lonely, which is why it is never the root emotion; it needs something else to piggyback on.
Frustration over not feeling seen, heard or understood. Fear of being hurt or disrespected. A sense of powerlessness over a situation. All of these are potential triggers for anger, but addressing the anger doesn’t address what caused it.
Take the time to understand what makes you tick, dear one. Find out what is really behind that anger and you’ll be that much closer to putting it behind you.
Never forget that I love you, and that excludes no one.