Use your anger for good. Anger to people is like gas to the automobile – it fuels you to move forward and get to a better place. Without it, we would not be motivated to rise to a challenge. It is an energy that compels us to define what is just and unjust.”
At Parmarth Niketan, an Ashram in Rishikesh, I had the pleasure of meeting Manoush, a Rishikumar. A Rishikumar is a name given to young boys who enter the ashram for education in academics, ethics, and spirituality so that they can become leaders in their communities.
Manoush is the epitome of grace, peace, and strength. He inhabits a rarely seen elegance from many years of study, discipline, and self-reflection. It’s unimaginable to think that this man could ever get angry or be ill willed. So we asked “Manoush- do you ever get angry?” He nodded his head side to side, a light shined in his eyes, and a sly smile crept across his lips. “But of course, I get angry. I am human. I used to get angry quite a bit and would bully the younger boys. However with time, I learned not to spread my anger all around me.”
So much of the time, when comforted with anger we either – flip out, swallow it down, ignore it, or feel ashamed of it. We Wreck It Ralph everything in our path so we can put out the flames. Or we Billy Joel it, we deny that we started the fire. Or we ingest the anger like poison – a poison that will slowly kill us one small bite at a time until we are sick or injured.
Anger isn’t bad. Anger is normal. Anger is valid. Anger is movement. Anger presents us with a choice. Anger tells us something needs to change, something needs to take on a different form.
Sit and Contemplate the 3rd Chakra
Home of the Individual.
Land of the brave.
The power center.
The soft underbelly of the guts we must summon to separate from the pack. To walk the road less traveled, To find our own path and the reasons we were put onto this big bold planet- earth.
What fires might I need to walk through?
What dragons might I slay?
What do I need to burn down?
What gives me fiery passion?
What sparks inspiration in my life?
What stands in the way of my light?
Inspiration Station 🦋