Meditation - the quiet way to deal with anger

De-stress

Article by Aishwarya Tomar

March 17th, 2021

A woman sitting on the desk meditating.

The feeling of anger arises, most naturally when provoked. Your system goes into overdrive and - BAM -there comes an unexpected outcome that leaves you in a heightened state of arousal. The situation has passed but you are left hanging. Your palms are sweaty, your heart racing and the entire room smells like the aftermath of a bad decision.

Anger is the expressed reaction when a person is at their wits' end. A helpless, attacked and hurt person uses anger as a defence mechanism, as an immediate response. The mixed underlying emotions not giving you the split second required to compose yourself and act accordingly. Classically, anger is a reaction much like the sudden accidental explosion during chemistry class. No time to act, only to react.

The working knowledge of the difference between an ‘action’ and a ‘reaction’ is important. Newton's law states that ‘For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.’This confusing ball of energy hurled to and fro between the two or more parties creates a powerful change in their physical and energetic bodies. Great dis-ease, is experienced physically and emotionally.

Anger is also habitual and can make a person very impulsive. Over situations, human beings and animals can become hardwired to react in a certain way and showcase ‘angry behaviour’. At this point the fine line between ‘This is how I react’, and ‘this is who I am’ merges, and suddenly, rage is your middle name. Angry or impulsive personalities are dangerous, under layers of anger, lie numerous layers of defensive fuelers which only burning you out in the process.

In anger management, the perception of the situation is a game-changer. When you can view the environment in a new light, it is the undoing of anger. And the ability to do this lies with the power of the subconscious mind.

Psychologists and anger management specialists, address ‘The Anger Iceberg’ through their client’s states of consciousness during therapy. Psychotherapy is one way to get a grasp of things. The other is the greatest form of mind exploration; Meditation. The practice of quieting the mind to listen to the voice within has been practised from a time we cannot date back to.

Accessing the realms of unconscious and subconscious thoughts, through meditation, help understand the nature of rage and the stories which create them, the ability to transform the feelings of anger and restlessness and bring the mind to a calm, relaxed state, along with granting you the ultimate answer to all problems i.e. balance.