Weekly Column By Sharon Salzberg for On Being Blog
Published December 8th, 2015
If we can be with our anger, we can learn to use the energy of it without getting lost in the narrowness of fixation. We’re conditioned to turn away from anger or other feelings of aversion like guilt, blame, jealousy, and so on. Feeling angry — at ourselves, at others, at experiences that happen to us — is undoubtedly intense, and that intensity can be all-consuming. So to avoid the rabbit hole of anger, our culture teaches us to find safety in self-deception, in repression.
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