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Summary of podcast:
We all get angry sometimes.
Anger freaks people out. They don't want to feel it anymore and they feel like that's not the way they want to be in the world.
The way to get rid of your anger is to allow yourself to feel angry. There's always a reason for it. Somebody hurt you or somebody wasted your time or disrespected you. What happens is, we get angry and then we judge ourself about it.
Do you know what that does? That just makes it more powerful over us. If you allowed yourself to feel and understood your original anger as totally appropriate, then you'd have compassion for yourself. This changes anger. It dissipates.
When we're angry, we are upset about something that is precious to us that has been lost or threatened. If you know what this is and acknowledge and validate it, then your anger dissolves.
Having compassion yourself is the key.
When you allow anger, you stop holding on to it. And in this way, you're letting that you, that you want to be, shine through.
Thank you so much for listening!