Is The Space Between Your Ears For Rent?

Anger is so stressful.

“When you’re angry at people, you make them a very important part of your life.”
—Garrison Keillor

How often do you waste your Spiritual Energy by being angry at people who are NOT really important in your life? Would you rather be right or happy? In reality you ARE making these people a very important part of your life by offering them “rent-free” space in your head? It can be very stressful.

What about the anger we feel towards the important people in our lives?

Sometimes we hold back on our anger, which leads to resentment. Some people indulge in their anger and become abusive. Some of us avoid healthy dialogue with the important people in our lives and our relationships suffer.  Anger is natural, but it need not be a lasting stressor.

Today, pause when your angry.  Ask yourself, “Who am I inviting into my thoughts and are those people really important to me?” If the answer is “no”, then let it go.  If the answer is “yes”, then express your anger openly and respectfully with healthy dialogue. Say what you mean, mean what you say, just don’t say it mean.

My intention for today:

Be mindful of the people in my life who make me angry and to practice either “letting go” or engaging in healthy dialogue, rather than offering them “rent free space” between my ears. Practice makes progress and progress is good.