The honored warrior doesn’t start the fight, but they do defend the innocent. You don’t have to lash out at others who aren’t part of the battle. Your anger and emotions need to be controlled and directed toward the just cause. Taking on everything that lies before you will deplete your forces, affect those who have no weapon on the battlefield and could cause more harm than good. No one said you have to be a punching bag. But make sure you know who your enemy is and direct your actions and words accordingly.
As much as we’d like to change the world and create peace between all people, that sadly isn’t going to happen over night. Even in our own little part of the world, we will cross paths with people who don’t like us. You can’t please everyone, you can’t make everyone like you and you can’t give up control of your own life to others who would want to control all things around them. It’s simply not realistic.
But you must be cautious of how you release your anger and frustration. Stomping through the house, taking your anger out on others around will not win you friends nor will it keep your allies by your side. Others don’t like being a punching bag either.
You may need to find some other way to release your anger and frustration. Go for a long walk, find a gym and punch a bag of sand, cut firewood or take your aggression out on some other inanimate object. But don’t use your words or actions against those who love you. You may push them away and create additional hurt and anger in your life.
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