555 Days Towards Level 9000: Day 32.
Time Awake: 10:47 a.m.
“Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering.” Master Yoda taught us this. And he is right.
But sometimes anger just seethes. Sometimes anger is just seeing red. In those cases, we aren’t necessarily turning to the Dark Side. But we are in need of channeling the anger appropriately.
So what to do? What did I do? Find an outlet for the anger. Get productive. Make shit happen. Do something that doesn’t involve pushing over old people or kicking parked cars or throwing Frisbees at unsuspecting folks.
None of those outlets would have deserved those actions. But doing something for yourself, taking the energy involved in the anger and using it for an actual output, now that’s appropriate use.
We get angry sometimes. But it’s not bad. It doesn’t fit into a Light Side/Dark Side dichotomy. Anyway, it’s not about the light or the dark; Life is the Gray, which I will espouse upon for another entry.
Allow yourself to be angry when needed. But be productive with your energy. And notice yourself calming to your equilibrium in the process.