I want to share one of my favorite quotes from the Buddha:

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.


Developing the ability to release anger has been such a tremendous gift in my life. Because “holding a grudge” is expected, tolerated and sometimes even encouraged in our culture, I wasn’t really aware of the anger that I was carrying around in my back pocket – until my divorce.

During my divorce it came flooding to the surface, as every disagreement with my ex offered an opportunity to use past arguments like a sledgehammer. Sometimes we resisted the urge to argue and throw hot coals at each other, but all too often we succumbed, and paid a price.




When I finally noticed the toll that the anger was taking on me, I put it down and walked away. I didn’t care who was right or wrong. I didn’t need to convince him that I was a good person, that my perspective was valid, etc. I was ready for peace, and my ego was finally willing to “lose” any argument to feel that peace.

And so the arguments stopped. And I truly released my anger towards him, and have never felt the need to reclaim it. His actions may frustrate me at times, and I’m sure mine may exasperate him, but I know that he is trying his best as we all are, and anger at his efforts is a corrosive force with no benefits.

Now, without all my anger, I can hear more accurately. I teach more patiently. I give people the benefit of the doubt more often. I feel compassion more easily, and I trust more readily.

And now I understand that anger blocks your intuition because it obstructs your heart.


What is the first answer that pops into your mind when I ask: Who are you still angry with?

My next question is: What benefit is your anger offering you?

About christine2244

Medical Intuitive, Author, Corporate Speaker, Intuitive Consultant
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2 Responses to ANGER!!!!

  1. Susan says:

    Thank you, Christine!

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