Can you recall the last time you were really angry at someone? So much so that you were physically shaken just at the thought of them?
Rarely does this feeling of anger help us in getting what we want. Often, it will work against us, resulting in more pain, unnecessarily.
Even the most gentle of personalities can temporarily turn into a vindictive rascal, if pushed far enough.
For sake of simplicity, we will use anger as the target emotion to overcome. Keep in mind that it can be applied to overcome other non-conducive and intense emotions such as jealousy, guilt, hatred, regret and fear.
Why Do We Feel Like Crap?
Anger doesnâ€™t feel very good. Itâ€™s pretty gross, actually. Our stomach tightens-up, we become sweaty, we react – instead of act – in survival mode.
And anger clouds our judgment causing us to respond wildly out of emotion. Weâ€™ve all been there. Sometimes, it can get so intense that we tremble passionately while feeling strong hate towards other people.
And when we cool down, we would wonder how we allowed ourselves to get in such a messed up state in the first place.
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