Anger is just a mask over fear. Dissolve the underlying fear--in yourself or in a threatening stranger--and the anger vanishes. While it is necessary to have boundaries to protect ourselves and families, the ultimate answer is love. Love and fear compete for the same place in our hearts, and the more love we share and experience, the less anger we will feel--or others will feel toward us. Yes, this is a tad simplistic, but my students have found it incredibly valuable over the years: when someone offers violence or anger, ask: "what is this person afraid of?" As a martial artist, I am perfectly aware that there are situations where you must keep your guard and be aware that it is too late for conversation. But I've used this with both muggers and friends, strangers and family, and it works beautifully. Protect yourself..
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Monday, March 01, 2010
Posted by Steven Barnes at 10:21 AM