Anger Leaves Imprints on your Mind
How much anger can affect you can be assessed by how much of an much of impression it stamps on you.
In other words, how deep and how long lasting of an emotional imprint/mark does anger make on your heart?
Because this will affect your outlook, how effectively you interact with others with a clear head and even your decision making ability:
- Imagine living your life and constantly making decisions whilst being under the influence of anger? It will cloud your decision making.
- Conversely, imagine living your life making decisions with a mind free of anger – how much clearer would your decisions be!
3 Types of Angry People
- Anger is like a tool (like a chisel or stick or a knife) that is used to make a mark or an imprint on something – then
- The effect that anger has on peoples’ minds is like making a negative emotional imprint/mark on your mind.
And these anger marks stay for varying lengths of time – depending on how deeply it affects your mind.
The 2 Types of People who get Angry Easily
1. People who get angry easily and stay angry – like a deeply etched scar in a rock
2. People who get angry easily – but don’t stay angry – like a line etched into the dirt on the ground
The 1 Type of Calm Person
3. People who are calm, even in the face of anger – like a line etched into water
- If you use a knife to try and etch a line into water – it has no effect.
- If you use a stick to try and etch a line in water – it has no effect.
- If you try and use a brush with ink to write a line in water – the water just washes it away.
Water doesn’t just sit there, stubborn and dead like a rock – letting people carve lines into it. It is alive and dynamic – it naturally flows with whatever comes.
The Key Points
- Something makes you angry or
- Someone directs their anger at you
How can you be like water and be unaffected by things that try to leave a mark on it?
Rather than just be stubborn like a rock – just taking the hits that life throws at you leaving marks and scars – can you be like water and just let all those marks wash away?
- Can you resist the urge to fight things head on like a rock?
- Can you just let it go and focus on what you need to do?
- Can you just allow things to pass by you?
- Can you side step things and flow around them?
- Like water, can you assume any shape whatsoever that is needed to get the job done?