Counting Down to Day 46 (out of 129) of the Middle Path Makeover – Letting Go of Anger

I’m had one of those days where I found it incredibly challenging not to react to some feelings of anger. I was quite aware of the anger; I acknowledged that. But I already knew I wasn’t going to act on the anger so there were really only two choices left:

Choice #1: Stay angry until the vein in my forehead starts to bulge, my blood pressure rises, begin to resent most of the human race and finally, implode.

OR Choice #2: Let it go.

While choice #1 seems like the more attractive of the two choices, I’m going with the healthier choice #2 instead. Seriously, look at what all this anger is doing to me?? It just ain’t good.

Part of my daily to-dos on the Middle Path Makeover Project is to acknowledge anger without reacting to it but I honestly don’t know if after all this time of practicing this particular to-do has made any progress. I’m skeptical. All my other to-dos seem to be swimming along famously or coming along swimmingly or whatever the saying is! So what is it about anger that makes it so damn (excuse me, *darn*) hard to let go of? This is a MAJOR aspect of the Zen practice and yet, I still have yet to learn this lesson.

What do you do? Seriously, let me know. Help a sister out.

Keep on keepin’ on and keep on forgiving,

-Leah Joy, The Zenful Blogger

2 thoughts on “Counting Down to Day 46 (out of 129) of the Middle Path Makeover – Letting Go of Anger

  1. You might try checking out Ruth King, the author of Healing Rage: Women Making Inner Peace Possible. I attended a workshop of hers a few years ago; she is very powerful.

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