If we substitute positive habits for those that harm us, such as reacting to anger with anger, we create a healthier and happier lives, starting right now.
Sit comfortably with eyes closed and hands folded in lap. Take a deep breath and then begin regulated breathing such as this: counts 1, 2 breathe in; counts 3, 4 breathe out; counts 1, 2 breathe in and continue.
Take a moment to think how you usually react to anger. If it is to feed fuel to the fire and you'd like a new habit what could you do instead? One idea to consider is just walk away when anger is directed at you, or when you are feeling angry.
If you are an angry person, right now is an opportunity to adopt a better habit of taking time to work out a plan that lets everyone remain peaceful by replacing angry outbursts with constructive action.
With your new resolve in mind, finish your meditation by taking a deep breath, stretching out and going forward with your new plan of harmonious action and interaction.
"Practicing harmony time after time
Forms a good habit, to last a lifetime."
Anger Management Meditations Homepage
1. Instant Anger Release Technique
2. Resolving Issues
3. Anger Robs Today's Happiness
4. Adjusting Goals
5. Handling Adversity
6. Creating Good Habits
7. Positive Thinking
8. Diffusing Temper Tantrums
9. Regulated Breathing Technique
10. Making Wise Choices
11. Difficult People
12. Analyzing and Processing
14. Getting Even
15. Constructive Criticism
16. Finding Contentment
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Article by Susan Helene Kramer; photo of bluetit parent and chick by Stan Schaap
Disclaimer: This article is written from a spiritual point of view. For mental health issues consult a licensed therapist.