Anger is one of the most misunderstood, misused emotions in our survival system. Anger occurs when someone or something has crossed our personal boundaries or goes against what we believe to be true.
The physiological response to anger is an instant surge of energy to the upper portion of our bodies, giving us a temporary sense of power and enough energy to attack.
There was a time in history when this type of energy was an essential tool for survival.
However, in today’s world, anger is often improperly directed. Some will scream to be heard, while others bully to gain “respect.” In the moment, there is a feeling of complete control. But, when the moment has passed, the impact of anger will leave one feeling justified, disappointed or misunderstood.
Yet, when channeled effectively, anger is an amazing motivator. It can assist us in standing up for ourselves and in making the changes necessary to create more peace and happiness in our lives.