March 11th, 2015

Anger – the mask for grief, fear and despair


As a response to violation and injustice, anger is a fiery moral passion that impels us to act in the protection of one’s life or integrity. It is an honourable emotion so long as we don’t use it as a fuel for hatred and violence.

If we exlpore anger as a by-product of aborted grief, fear or despair; denied and suppressed the energies of these softer emotions are easily coverted to, and masked by, the harder emotions of anger and rage.

Miriam Greenspan – ‘Healing Through The Dark Emotions’.

Befriend grief, fear and despair and you open to the possibility for empowerment and transformation.