I was thinking the other day about why it is that some people seem to be angry and mean more times than not. I made a decision a long time ago, not to allow myself to stay mad over any situations or individuals for more than 10 minutes. That’s it!….Most times, when it’s an individual I may not even give that much of my positive energy. The reality is YOU ARE going to get upset or angry about something at some point. That’s inevitable. Life happens and there are many things you cannot control. You are come in contact with hundreds of people with many different personalities in your lifetime. Something or someone will upset you. It is up to you, how much negative energy you will allow in and for how long. It is also your decision if you allow that negative energy and overwhelming emotions, to make you react in a mean and nasty to others who were not the cause of your anger. Especially people you care about.
Look…life is full of unexpected misery. You work hard at staying positive but at time negativity just seeps in.
When things go wrong, and we are sad, we often blame our woes on others. When these hurt feelings and anger, overwhelms us, the instinct to blame and hurt the other party is a common response. This attitude just sets up a roller coaster reaction, exacerbating the problems.
Next to life itself, self-awareness and our freedom to choose, to direct our lives, is our most precious gift and power”. If we are able to reflect on this, it becomes clear that no matter what we have experienced and how we are provoked, we choose our response and nobody else is to blame for our choices.
What are your thoughts?
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