Feeling anger is beneficial when it motivates us to make necessary changes. But, when anger has the upper hand on our peace of mind, it blocks our ability to think constructively, to reach a resolution. And, anger gone wild is an emotion of frustration for not getting our way.
This is a journaling meditation to take steps to resolve issues
- Keep a notebook or journal for resolving issues. I like to keep my notebook by the side of my bed incase I get an idea during the night.
- To begin your journaling meditation, make a column of the issues at hand.
- Select one issue per meditation. Take a few minutes to do even breathing - count 1 breathe in; count 2 breathe out; count 1 breathe in and continue. Then, off the top of your head brain-storm possible solutions. Write any ideas that come to mind.
- Then, looking at your ideas, make a pro and con list of these solutions. Think about which solutions are the most practical for your situation and that would benefit everyone involved and hurt no one.
- Write a timeline for instigating your plan and after your meditation begin taking steps to put it in practice.
Anger can be useful when it alerts us that a change needs to be made. But, then it is up to us to make the necessary changes. We feel anger in response to a situation not under our control. By taking productive steps to resolve the issues at hand, we regain our peace of mind and solve the problem.
Daily we juggle our aspects of body-mind-emotion - a challenge that makes full use of our capacity to solve intricate problems from various choices.
Paying close attention to our feelings and thoughts, then choosing to act productively rather than reactively, turns out the kindest and most equitable results.
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Article by Susan Helene Kramer
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Disclaimer: This article is written from a spiritual point of view. For mental health issues consult a licensed therapist.