BE GENTLE WITH ANGER
Be gentle with anger.
Bow before it.
It is not what you think it is.
Let it come closer, let it enter you if it must.
Feel its power.
Until there is no division between ‘self’ and ‘anger’.
Until you cannot call it ‘anger’ at all.
Until there is only fire, passion.
But no violence.
Anger is the roar of a lion, the cry of a universe longing to be born.
It reminds you, when you have forgotten,
That the power of life moves through you.
That you have a voice.
Do not push your anger away, or label it ‘negative’ or ‘unspiritual’.
Do not pretend it is not there.
No need to act it out, either.
Feel its pounding, its vibrations, its longing to be acknowledged, held.
At its burning core, discover courage.
The courage to be yourself.
To hold your path, fearlessly.
To speak for those without a voice.
To stand up for truth, with passion and dignity.
To roar with love.
Know that your heart is vast and spacious,
and anger, so often misunderstood,
has a home in you,
– Jeff Foster