Consider how your mind functions when you're angry. Are you interested in patience and perspective? Are you accurate and effective in decisions? Are you kind and considerate in interactions?
Anger is a tyrant. It's an oppressor seeking to rule your mind. Anger demands power, listens only to itself, and rejects external influence.
Anger is not bad or wrong, but it is dangerous and difficult to control. If you feed anger and allow it to be part of your weekly pattern, as many people do, you authorize anger to install tyranny over your mind. Not only do you normalize anger, you also normalize its authority to control you and direct your thoughts, decisions, and actions.
Next time you feel angry, decide who is in control: you or your anger?
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