It seems like all my life I have been trying to control my anger. Yes, anger management. I keep promising myself that I can arrest this emotion, but I always seem to fail. Why is anger so difficult to prevent for some people?
We are taught in our religion that if we have anger, we do not know God’s truth. I always wondered if this was true. I appear to have anger often, so according to my church, I must not know God’s truth. Today when I was shouting at someone on the phone, it hit me that I may not know God’s truth. Let me explain.
One of God’s truths is that arrogance is one of the evils of the mind. Arrogance is the belief that one is superior to another person. Anger is an emotion caused by a stimulus (another person) and by one’s arrogance. With out having both, anger will not arise. So if we can remove either one, than anger will not appear. The stimulus we cannot control, and may appear at any moment, but our arrogance we can always control.
So it was with this lack of the truth that I was trying to control my anger. But from today, I will try to eliminate arrogance from my mind, and will see if anger decreases when I am confronted with situations that I do not agree with. I will let you know if I am successful. Remove arrogance from your minds!