Monday, May 23, 2011
Understanding Anger and Righteous Indignation
Anger generally has an outward directed energy. Someone in your life does something that does not meet your expectations or standards and you get mad. Or they don't do something they said they would do and you get mad. Or they fail you or someone you care about and you get mad. Often this "mad" is also accompanied by a kind of righteous indignation. It's that righteous indignation that is so very seductive to the ego. It wraps its gnarly little hands around your heart and puffs itself up in your mind. Righteous indignation has its own energy and for some people can be quite compelling.