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There are three commonly held 21st-century views that I don’t accept, often to the shock and distress of my readers and friends. One is the whole think-your-way-to-riches notion: the “law of spiritual attraction” hyped on Oprah and in books like The Secret. Another is the idea that the only way to achieve success is by setting goals. And the third is that the best thing we can do with anger is not feel it.
I’ve written about goals in earlier posts, and the spiritual attraction thing I’ll leave for the future. This week on my writing pilgrimage, I’m blogging about negative emotions—yesterday I wrote about shame—and so today I’ll share a few of my thoughts about anger.
I am no stranger to the anger demons, and one of the things that makes me angry is when I’m angry and someone tells me not to be. Mention you’re ticked off about something (big, small, significant or not) and just wait. Before long, someone will say these four annoying words: “Just let it go.”
This is probably the worst advice you can give someone who is suffering. Read why at the Writing as a Sacred Path Blog.
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