Spirituality and anger are two words you don’t often hear in the same sentence because people think they are opposite expressions. However, you are a human with emotional needs that must be expressed, and sometimes the emotion you need to release is anger.
So can you be both? Is there a way to acknowledge your frustration and respond without over reacting emotionally in the heat of the moment, or bottling it up until it grows out of proportion?
On this episode of Flirting with Enlightenment we talk about how getting mad is part of the spiritual path and how to use it to learn more about yourself and the people in your life.
Embrace Friction as your Greatest Teacher
Friction can be a great teacher because it shows you the communication limitations you have with a person or within yourself. It also illuminates where you need stronger boundaries, or how to find ways to shift in order to truly connect with friends and loved ones.
Many spiritually focused people feel expressing negative emotions means stepping off “the path”. However, self awareness can help you balance your spirituality with a healthy, mindful way to release anger.
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