I just noticed that in Chinese “angry” and “aliveness” are the same word used in different context. Also, on its own, the first character 生 means – “alive, to generate”, and 氣 means “energy (also air/gas)”
When anger is denied, when we divorce ourselves from angry feelings, we are cutting off a portion of our life force energy. Angry feelings that have no outlet can turn inwards. We end up blaming and attacking ourselves instead.
When we deny ourselves our anger, we deny ourselves of our aliveness.
This doesn’t mean you have to start being mad at people all the time! When we begin to allow and accept anger, that energy is available to us and we can learn what happens with it.
Book a session with me to practice befriending anger. When we feel safe with our feelings and allow the ebb and flow of emotional energy, we can begin to respond to life situations with more presence, integrity and truth.