Thursday, March 4, 2010

Cool Thy Temper

It is human nature to become upset and annoyed, but when anger spins out of control and turns into violence, a predicament is evident. It is definitely easier to fly off the handle, dealing with troubling situations using insulting words and brute force, but unless you are a law enforcement officer, you are actually digging a deep pit to throw yourself into.

Without rationality anything is likely to occur, so it is understood that anger has the ability to corrupt the mind hampering good judgement. With wisdom however, we are perfectly capable of analysing a situation so right choices can be made through proper thought, in other words, it is always best to think before you act.

Here are some alternative methods that can be used opposed to lashing out, ignoring the foolishness of others, letting go of resentment, remaining level-headed, not becoming easily offended, negotiating or walking away. Permitting anger to dominate your being, gives it the authority to destroy your life and the life of someone else. It is a powerful emotion but it can be controlled and soothed.

Psalm 37:8
Cease from anger, and forsake wrath: fret not thyself in any wise to do evil.

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