A broad description of one aspect is that anger masks fear. Almost everyone has fear,
so almost everyone has anger.
Anger is a poison to the whole body/mind/emotional system, and as the body is a
self-healing system it tries to get the anger out and away anyway it can, as soon as it can.
As the ego feels humiliated if it has anger, it does not like to admit it has the residual anger
– so it looks for circumstances where it feels as though it is justified for discharging the
anger — usually at someone or something else. The other person/thing is seen as the
cause of the anger. Not so.
It is not realised that everything we see and thus experience is a projection. If we are
judgemental we assume everyone is. “Judge ye not less ye be judged.”
If you are one of the rare people who do not have residual anger you will not be able
to be angry. Ever. About anything or anyone. Even if you want to. It is is not there, so it
Often angry people get very angry about people who get very angry angry — and feel
justified doing so. Their anger is okay, the other’s anger wrong. Silly eh.
Shouting at someone for shouting is a bit daft isn’t it. But the mind always finds a
justification for its actions. Has to — or it feels humiliated.
We do not get angry at a lie. Doesn’t sound true does it. Feels as though we have just
cause for being angry if someone is lying about us. Is not so. We get angry when, at
some level, we feel guilty — because we know it is true and do not want to face the fact.
Guilt is the other side of anger. And anger the other side of guilt.
Check it out. If you are angered by something, stop, take a look. No matter how small,
does the thing out there that is angering you have any seeds in you? The answer is yes.
If you have seen that part of you and accepted it you will not feel anger at the other
person, you will feel for them.
In one part of the bible it says something like: An eye for an eye, and tooth for a tooth.
Good business for dentists and optometrists! Jesus says turn the other cheek. As with
many of the quotes from Jesus there is a depth to this that is not usually realised. It is
not about being passive, it has a much deeper meaning.
Once you have seen your anger, accepted it and stopped supporting it you will start to
feel free. Very free. Wonderful feeling. Check it out.