Monday, November 28, 2011

Monday- Mental DeClutter

I have been watching Oprah's Life Classes lately (thanks to a tip from a GOOD friend).
They are so inspirational and can be applied in every aspect of anyone's life!

One that I recently watched got me thinking. It was about ANGER. Lately, I have been SO angry and I can't get past it. I'm starting to let it out on my husband and kids and I DO NOT want that. What I LOVE about the classes is that it gives you additional topics to explore and write about in your journal after listening to the class. Here are the 4 things to think about and write about in your journal if you are suffering from Anger.

1. Look within yourself for anything from rage to slight annoyance. What's the object of your anger?
2. Thinking about the anger you've just noted, see if the underlying cause of the anger is fear. If you can find a fear, write it down.
3. Is there something you lost—or never had—that has created a wound or sorrow?
4. If fear and sorrow were absent, there would be no anger. What act of courage might help you defeat your fear?

Favorite Quotes from this Life Class.

"You can accept or reject the way you are treated by other people, but until you heal the wounds of your past, you will continue to bleed. You can bandage the bleeding with food, with alcohol, with drugs, with work, with cigarettes, with sex, but eventually, it will all ooze through and stain your life. You must find the strength to open the wounds, stick your hands inside, pull out the core of the pain that is holding you in your past, the memories, and make peace with them." —Iyanla Vanzant

‎"Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned." -Buddha

Here is to good Mental Health!

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for sharing such a nice post here. About how we can defeat our fear factor and how we can imagine the true causes of anger whatever it could be sorrow or by losing someone you have gone to sad. Really these could be the causes.

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