I guess anger is more than what I thought. What if anger is actually necessary to acknowledge?
What if anger is actually totally separate from the violence we so often associate with it?
I've been practicing acknowleding it the last few weeks everyday and it feels better. I don't have to act out on it with violence but I can use it to motivate me to do positive things.
Violence is so closely associated with anger that we often use it synonymously.
When we act abusively we may have the belief that a strong emotion entitles us to act violently.
The strong emotion may be anger, sadness, hurt, or fear or even happiness.
Think about it, people often say they hurt someone else because they had one of these emotions.