I agree! It is not healthy to be eaten up by anger! Anger can destroy and then we can be led away from God! :bigyikes:
I think the problem has to be dealt with at more then one level:
1) GET THE ENERGY OUT:
Be sure to do fysical training every day (20 minutes per day is enough to get rid of the fysical “slag” that stores itselves in your muscles as a result of “inside anger”)! Please don’t forget to drink wather before and afterwards!
2) GIVE IT TO JESUS!
Tell Jesus that you are angry and why and ask him to carry it for you! He can take everything!
The Rosary is perfect! Our Lady is the best example on being able to see much unfair and still go on with life in an apropriate manner!
**The serinity prayer is often at great help: **
God grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change;
courage to change the things I can;
and wisdom to know the difference.
Living one day at a time;
Enjoying one moment at a time;
Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace;
Taking, as He did, this sinful world
as it is, not as I would have it;
Trusting that He will make all things right
if I surrender to His Will;
That I may be reasonably happy in this life
and supremely happy with Him
Forever in the next.
Here is an other one:
you told your friends
not to worry about the future.
You showed them
how to have the attitude of simple trust
that young children have,
so that they could place themselves
into the caring hands of your Father.
And so I ask for the power of your Spirit
that I may remain positive
throughout all that is ordinary in my daily life.
I know that your touch
can change people and situations,
and so I ask you
to join me in offering to our Father
not only the good things of this day
but also the suffering and sacrifices
that I want to offer cheerfully and lovingly,
and in a quiet and hidden way.
And so may any difficulties
and frustration and pain of this day
be transformed in your presence
for the benefit of other people. Amen.
And one more:
Lord, it’s good
to be actively concerned
about the abuses of human rights
in other countries,
but I must not lose sight
of the mis-treatment of others closer to me.
Most particularly, Lord,
point out to me my own failings
in lacking respect
for those who come into my daily life.
I readily condemn slavery,
but help me to liberate those I know
who are overburdened.
I condemn torture,
but lead me to discourage the use
of cruel words and actions.
that those who degrade others
are themselves diminished.
so that I do not
jump to conclusions about people,
or be judgmental.
Lead me always to respect individuals
for who they are,
realising that their experiences
may be different from my own,
as each follows paths in life
that are individual to them.
May I grow in appreciation
that those who think differently from me
can hold equally valid views.
In these and other ways, Lord,
may I grow in respect for all people.
This day, may others respect me
as much as I respect them.
4) HOLY WATHER
Bless yourself and ask for the Holy Spirits guidance and help to not be so angry.
5) A PLAN TO DEAL WITH ANGER IN A CONSTRUCTIVE WAY!
A good book written by a christian (not catholic) clinical psychologist:Warren, N.C. “Make anger your alley”, Thyndale House Publisher, Wheaton, Illinois, 1990 Third edition.
6) GO REGULARLY FOR CONFESSION!
The priest may advice you how to act next time you get angry! The feeling in itself is not sinful, but when it gets so strong that it “eats you up” it is a danger to your health and that danger you will have “to beat” in a healthy and christian way.
Hope some of this helps you to grow in Holyness and help you not to get prisoned by your own anger!