Lingering, bottled-up anger never reveals the ‘true colors’ of an individual. It, on the contrary,becomes all mixed up, rotten, confused, forms a highly combustible, chemical compound the explodes as something foreign, something very different than one’s natural self.” ― Criss Jami
Anger is a natural emotion. Of course, it can cause pain and stress to you and those around you. Sometimes it takes over our minds–either slowly building up because of an agitating inner dialogue or bursting forth like an unpredictable, massive volcano. This emotion can be so hazardous it could require therapy or anger management classes. Unresolved anger can cause an array of health issues such as heart attacks, insomnia, stroke, and high blood pressure. What can we do to lessen, or even eliminate, our extreme bouts of anger?
By: Amaranthia Gittens-Jones, Guest Blogger August 25, 2015
Promise yourself…To give so much time to the improvement of yourself that you have no time to criticize others. To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear, and too happy to permit the presence of trouble. -Christian D. Larson, “Your Forces and How to Use Them”
Occasionally, there are days where I feel exhausted, frustrated, and just plain upset about a situation. During those times I find it helpful to remind myself of our vast universe. If someone looks out from space, and observes our planet, signs of life forms can’t be seen. If you look closer, we all look like tiny specks, almost like little ant colonies.
I realize from this observation that we are all just tiny creatures with fluctuating emotions. I’m able to let go of that pointless argument, an extremely rude person at the grocery store or even the person who breaks an important promise. Despite these irritating situations, I’ve discovered we should just live, and move on. There is so much more out there. If we dwell on negative thoughts it only causes stress. This thought has helped me let go of anxiety and stress, because I realize we are such a small part of the universe…
“You said, ‘They’re harmless dreamers and they’re loved by the people.’ ‘What,’ I asked you, ‘is harmless about a dreamer, and what,’ I asked you, ‘is harmless about the love of the people? Revolution only needs good dreamers who remember their dreams.”-Tennessee Williams
I of becoming an artist from an early age and am determined to find a way to create my own business involving art. This was my vision since I was eight years old. I struggled to reach my ambitions because of people outside of my family telling me I ‘shouldn’t do art,’ ‘you should become a scientist,’ and ‘wait till you’re 18.’This year, I was able to open a small business on Etsy, allowing me to sell my ‘fox art.’ Even though this was an enormous advancement for me, there was a dilemma. There were many obstacles preventing me from opening the shop, even on the day it was going live.
I had to think deeply about what I was going to put on the shop, and had ideas and prototypes that didn’t work. Promotion, pricing, and delivery ideas had to be considered for the business.
The shop opening was rescheduled because my parents’ credit card information was hacked and stolen. This caused a major setback, making it so I couldn’t upload the shop for days. I feared my dream would be put on hold.
I couldn’t believe how many things were blocking me from creating a business, but I discovered that this is part of the experience of becoming an entrepreneur. There are people or situations discouraging you every step of the way. Having a dream and a concept is only the beginning, but not the end. You must remain open to change and ask for help and guidance. If something does not work, change it. Not everything you envision will thrive. It is important to keep trying and not be disheartened….
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