Getting through the day can try the patience of the best mental health practitioner, let alone the rest of us. Business sites and private homes have long held posters with soothing messages to end our sense of anger. Social media memes do that, too. Let’s look at a list of quotes about anger that let people release anger, then to heal from it. You can decide which ones best suit you, from the alphabetical list below:
“Anger is often more hurtful than the injury that caused it.” It teaches us that some incidents are not worth obsessing over. Letting go is a healing technique that removes toxic anger from the soul and body.
“Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned.” Buddha described a painful reality briefly and effectively. His saying helps many people to re-direct their angry thoughts and anger-motivated efforts into positive directions.
“If we respond with anger it is as if we are refusing to listen or accept correction when the time has come to do just that.” This lesson from Rebbe Nachman’s character development teachings is a cautionary, instructive remark. Sometimes we need to realize when we’re not comfortable at facing our character failings. We need to rise to the occasion, to grow from it.
“If you feel as though you don’t fit into this world, it’s because you’re here to make a new one.” A frequent meme in the emphatic world, this summation of a spiritual discomfort soothes people who wonder what to do about a sense of lingering discomfort and how to develop a productive sense of direction.
“It takes outrageous courage to face, outrageous loss. This is precisely what we’re being called to do. Any loss, whether deeply personal or one of those that swirl around us in the wider world, calls us to full-heartedness, for that is meaning of courage. To honor our grief, to grant it space and time, in our frantic world, is to fulfill a covenant with the soul—to welcome all that is, thereby granting room for our most authentic life.” Loss sometimes leads to a sense of enduring anger. Francis Weller’s healing reality check brings smiles to the faces and hearts of his readers in The Wild Edge of Sorrow.
“Flying is learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss.” Douglas Adams used a sense of humor to teach the public how to let go of anger, and to heal from it with style.
“Revenge” sounds so mean, so I call it “Returning the favor.” The remark elicits laughter as it calms psyches. Normal people want the people who make them feel miserable to know what it’s like.
“Stress is the sensation of overcoming the desire to choke the living daylights out of someone who desperately deserves it!” Staying out of jail can be fun. Releasing, then healing from intense anger at somebody can be very, very valuable.
“The best things in life are free. The rest are too expensive.” This healing quote lets a person release their anger at not being able to keep up with flashy trends that, in the end, only increase financial debt and feelings of inadequacy. After all, who can keep up with every advertisement for alleged necessities? Besides, the people who buy all that stuff are probably in deep debt from their superficiality.
Yocheved Golani is a popular writer whose byline has appeared worldwide in print and online. A certified Health Information Management professional, she is a member of Get Help Israel. Certified in Spiritual Chaplaincy (End of Life issues) and in counseling skills, her life coaching for ill people puts healthy perspective into a clients’ success plan for achieving desired goals.