Anger an Emotion that appears to be in the news at present.
I watch the news at present and see that this emotion appears to
be wide spread and everywhere from the dispute and anger over
differing religions and particularly the issue of the "Innocence
of Muslims" BUT I am NOT here to talk about this issue
but rather the emotion of its own self.
The Emotion of ANGER as I am sure we all could is one of the most
difficult emotion's to deal with "IN THE MOMENT". In
that heated moment there can be times when all reasonable thought
goes out the window and after you have "behaved" one can
look back at the disatrous way that "we" dealt with it.
The difficulty for me comes not in the understanding of its source
for with some thought I am able to remove myself from this and
reflect. From this reflection I am generally able to understand and
appreciate the reasons for the anger's presence as well as what
However the times where I have managed my anger well and there are
many of these times may I say. I have found the key is doing a range
of work outside of the “moment”. It sounds like common
sense really, but there have been times before where this was not as
readily known by myself.
It was once explained to me that where we are in regard to our
baseline level of agitation and anger can be described on a scale of
1 – 10 or other such scale if you baseline at say 7 then when “we”
experience any event or stimulace that triggers annoyance or
frustration then if it assumed that “we” explode when we are at
10 then “we” only have 3 points of difference between our
baseline of 7 and 10 explosion to work between. However if through a
variety of strategies we can lower our baseline then we effectively
have a greater number of units of distress to work with before we
explode. Hence why I suggest and I sure that others wouold see the
time outside of the moment is a key point to work on in regard to
getting a handle on “our” anger.
I have attended training as a human service worker in the
resolution of conflict and generally would suggest that I am, without
being arrogant better than average at this undertaking for others and
de-escalating personal emotions for people so as they can gain
BUT what about for myself? Well I have to admit that I could
do better on occasions, as I am sure we can all state that we can do
better. I suppose this is why the concept of ongoing continuous
improvement is raised as we all can strive for the betterment of
ourselves. This is Mantra as a person to strive for the betterment
of myself. This better is to allow me the perspective for which to
see the range of other emotions that often lurch behind the seedy red
flags that are thrown up as a result of this emotion.
Now I ask myself at this point why do I feel the need to write
this over the net to all who may visit? Well it comes back to
the point I made originally when I started writing this Blog and what
I want to say. This was that I wish to " I hope to be true
to my own self and the views that are held true for me."
I have to admit that I started writing thius post when I was in
the middle of being angry and in the ideal of honest open discussions
if I hope to influence the world and if through the exposure of my
journey's through I can contribute to or create a message that
somebody (even if that somebody is simply myself) can greate a
change or create meaning or the point of reflection for another then
the post has and will continue to be useful.
However as Micheal Jackson states in the clip "Man in the
Mirror" the only person I can truly change (if we in fact
have free will -but that is another entire thesis of thought there)
is myself and in order to view myself I have found this writing to
unknown audience to be quite useful.
This Blogging as a side line issue allowed me to reflect on my
writing style and allowed me to recognise that I need to improve the
manner in which I write and from a recent Blog from another of my
interests Blogging has been shown to improve people's writing. This
can be evidenced here The article talks of Quad Blogging where teachers work with other teachers to allow their students to jointly blog with other classes. The article states that childrens writing skills from partication in the blog can improve by up to 60% quite astounding really.
Anyway a little off topic here.
But I have found this writing to be useful from a personal perspective so hence I continue.
I may well as I stated earlier be writing simply to myself but if "YOU" have gotten to here then I am sharing with you.
Feel free to share your thoughts on your own journey with the emotion of ANGER. Let me know how you have taken time to lower your baseline or any other option that you wish to share.
I was very accutely aware that YES I spoke about ANGER throughout the post here but did I speak of the roller coaster of our emotional journey throughout the post I am unsure. But for this perspective I feel that I could go on and on without any "REAL" sense of where I am, where I want to go, and how to get there. So I it appears appropriate for me to pass this over to the words and thoughts of others and another way of doing this comes through the exploration of the thoughts and ideas of a MOVIE that I truly love. "The MATRIX" This movie takes up on a journey through our emotions, our life and ultimately questions the basis of what is real....
So if you wish to go through a journey using the movie and having this movie explained using many thought ideas and concepts then I suggest that you start the journey by utilising another of the modern world items of YOU TUBE and go here....where you will experience the "