How often do we get angry in our daily lives. Is this emotion justified? How about the co-worker or employee who makes a mistake at work? How about the worker that you know is testing your patience? Many of us hold the anger within, causing an elevation of temperature, acceleration of heart rate, dull headache, and a difficulty swallowing. Sometime this anger increases to a crescendo, eventually leading to hatred and grudge bearing.
Where does this anger come from. Of course we can blame it on the antagonist. Does this anger originate from our arrogance? Arrogance is when we think we are more superior because of our education, race, religion, and wealth. But do these attributes make one more superior? According to the majority of religion, the answer is a resounding no.
If we remove our arrogance, our response to crisis will be more positive. We may have more knowledge, better physical attributes and more wealth, but these attributes do not make a better person. If we realize the equality of humans, then arrogance should not appear in our minds.
How often do you think about past incidences where you felt someone had acted against you. Sometimes anger arises just thinking about the incident. Anger sometimes eats you from within. It is not a good emotion. Some will even go to the far extreme of taking revenge to release the anger.
How do we remove this anger? Remove your self ego (arrogance). This is easy said than done. Sometime we need God’s help to sweep away this arrogance from our minds. With our prayers, our minds will become pure of arrogance, resulting in less anger and more joy. So the next time anger arises, try praying!