“Calmness is the cradle of power” —Josiah Gilbert Holland
In the current situation of pandemic around us thought of writing something on “Anger” and our approach towards it.
It is quite obvious that frequent anger is the root cause of most of our day to day problems and sends us into a state of complete disarray.
Simply put Anger is an intense emotional state involving a strong uncomfortable and hostile response to a perceived provocation, hurt or threat.
To understand Anger more precisely we need to look at the anatomy of anger.
At the lower level anger can be associated with momentary displeasure or hostile response to a certain situation which is fine as long as it goes away in a very short duration.
However at the higher level anger is associated with frustration of not being able to fulfill our endless desires. When we cannot get what we want, our mind gets disturbed and anger ensues. When we lose our temper, we lose our sense of reasoning too and when we lose our reasoning, we just become animals.
The beginning of anger could be most trivial but soon it escalates and destroys our discriminating power, we hardly care whom we are hurting or harming.If we are unable to harm those we wish to harm then we start harming or hurting our own selves.
In the Bhagavad Gita, Lord Krishna says about Anger as :
“While contemplating on the objects of the senses, one develops attachment to them. Attachment leads to desire , and from desire arises anger.”
“Anger leads to clouding of judgement, which results in bewilderement of the memory. When memory is bewildered, the intellect gets destroyed, and when the intellect is destroyed, one is ruined. “
In the current pandemic situation we have started to get angrier often, we are angry at God for bringing about this pandemic?? we are angry and blaming our respective governments which have not been able to handle this pandemic too well, infact, nowadays we are getting angry at almost everything however trivial it might seem, but with this situation probably not likely to end soon we will have to find some solution to this continuous anger otherwise it could soon escalate into a major source of concern.
First of all to handle this regular anger experienced nowadays we need to somehow change our perspective or approach towards life ,we are analyzing all the events in our life and in the world based on “what” is happening and “how” it is happening, however if we delve deep inside our own consciousness we will realize and understand that “why” is the reason of our existence, in “why” we have all the answers, if we know “why” we will have more takeaways from this pandemic, infact , this pandemic has thrown at us a totally new learning experience since this situation never ever happened in our life spans. However, grim situation could be we should still try to stay calmer as much as possible and have full trust in the Script of the almighty and understand we are just part of the script and acting on the Script,however, we are not the creators or directors of this Script. We just need to be continuous seekers.
Lastly we need to always remember if we renounce an emotion of anger what we get as an experience… Peace of Mind.
Take care everyone and Stay Safe and Healthy.