Anger is Fear (mindfulness post for 2/15/17)
It might be difficult to believe, but fundamentally there are two emotions: fear and love. How we manifest these emotions changes though based on the situation. If a dear friend dies, we might become afraid of the unknown and cry out. If someone cuts us off on the road, we fear for our safety and we express that through anger. If someone tells us something we don’t want to hear about ourselves, we might fear facing the truth and resist through an expression of anger. So it is when we learn to accept our situation (and ourselves) that we stop fearing and everything falls into place. Without fear, there is only one emotion left: love.