It’s easy to get angry because there’s so much to get angry about.
And that’s, in a way, the point of it all: the human emperor overlords of the earth, those who seek power over all the rest of us, keep us divided, confused, infuriated, fearful, maddened, and well, unable to effectively live our lives by constantly angering us.
They know that their stories don’t make sense. They know that if you follow the logic you’re led straight to illogic. They know that the system is cold, calloused, unfair, impersonal, and designed to keep us frustrated.
We throw up our hands in vexation, get into arguments with both family and strangers over the issues of the day, stomp our feet and get out to vote in the belief that somewhere, somehow there is a politician who is honest enough, while still being powerful enough, to actually do something right and good.
In other words, we are constantly distracted.
But anger isn’t the answer, any more than fear is, or anxiety, or depression. All of those dark emotions fill our mind with thoughts that aren’t contemplating goodness, aren’t focusing on solutions, aren’t creatively seeking new skills and honing those we already have. Deep down, those of us who are awake know that the answers do not lie in the media, political sphere, health industry, corporate culture, or even religious establishments.
When we are silent, when we turn off the media and pull away, when we get outside and take a calm stroll through nature and listen to her sounds, when we get into a place and state where we can think, then each step we take – literal and figurative – is one step forward.
It all starts by refusing to live in a constant, chronic state of anger.
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