With the pace of life continuing to accelerate and disruptive technologies making it even more challenging to not get distracted, it’s no wonder that people are increasingly finding it hard to keep their cool.
While there are many things that fuel our anger ranging from what we read or hear about in the news, to being cut off in the traffic or simply even waking up in a grumpy mood. The reason for getting tipped over the edge though and having an outburst is always the same – we run out of space.
Just in case you’re not sure what I mean by ‘space’, let me explain. Space really just means that our mind and body is in a relaxed state and we have space to handle our thoughts and emotions as they arise. However, we can quickly run out of space as we start to get overwhelmed by thoughts, feelings, noise, or anything at all that overloads our senses.
If we don’t take the time to let go of stress and tension that builds up in our mind and body, then we get energetically cluttered, and when that happens even the smallest of things can trigger an angry outburst. So when you look at anger in this way then it really becomes about clearing out clutter from the mind-body system on a regular basis. When you do this, it automatically creates space to relax and recharge.
How Can Meditation For Anger Help?
Meditation is a convenient and easy way to give your mind some space anytime and anywhere that you feel like the world is closing in around you. While we stay connected to our devices, gadgets, screens and social media, we are disconnecting from ourselves. It is this disconnection that stops us from feeling any sense of calm or peace in our lives.
Anger is one of our most powerful emotions. It can become rage and violence if we let it, or it can cause us to get sick or depressed if we repress it. That’s why we need to find a way to let the energy of anger have space to be released from our mind and body in a way that doesn’t harm us or others.
That’s why if you’re already feeling irritated or annoyed, then I’d recommend doing an active meditation, rather than trying to sit down and do a silent meditation. Don’t worry so much about getting the technique right as it’s more about letting your body move so that the pent-up energy can be transformed from a potentially destructive force to as productive energy for health and vitality.
You can try things like shaking your body for 5 or 10 minutes, or dancing like nobodies watching for 5 or 10 minutes, or even just grab a pillow and yell into it until you feel exhausted. The point is to move your body in a way that you can feel the tension leaving your body as you move it and work it out. Then, once you’ve finished moving your body, lie down and let yourself relax for 5 to 10 minutes.
This is a really effective way to get rid of anger from the mind and body and create space inside yourself at the same time. If you do this technique wholeheartedly then you should feel a deep calm and peace wash over your entire being.
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