One of the negative emotions we might want to release is negative anger. If left unchecked, anger can cause harm. Unless our anger turns to rage, hatred, and action, we won’t be punished for our anger. Unless we attack someone else, our anger remains somewhat controlled, and we don’t have to fear retribution. The problem with negative anger is even though we may not be punished for our anger by someone else, anger can bring its own punishment.
Imagine going into a room and locking the door. Someone comes to see us. Someone we don’t like. Even though the person knocks on the door, we keep silent. The knocking increases, but we determine to stay our ground. We have escaped the person, but if we sit and wait in anger, our peace is taken, and we sit in the negative emotions that anger brings. We are being punished by our anger.
If we can wait in silence without anger, we will retain our peace. The person outside our door is not the enemy. Our true enemy is our anger or hatred. As we work the Stones, we learn when to reject emotions that do not bring love, happiness, or peace. Choosing to sit in our room to avoid an encounter we believe will not benefit either party can be a loving gesture as long as anger doesn’t overtake us.
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