As for letting go of anger, we let go when we’re exhausted of holding on to it and realize that return on investing in anger is self-cannibalizing. We let go of anger when we realize that what we wanted isn’t going to take place and we accept it. As for fear, let’s take a quick look at that. I say fear is anxiety about the future. How is this going to play out? What’s their reaction going to be? What am I going to do “if?” Fear can’t exist where there’s love. Love is a known entity. We know how love acts and reacts. Want to get rid of fear? Embrace love. I’m not saying we have to love that which makes us afraid, but it’s wise to examine our fears to find out why we’re afraid. Once we discover that, once we open out fist clinched in anger, we can open ourselves up (and our hands) to receive love and love in return.
You’re a dog lover, right? Think about how do you win over a frightened dog. You coax it a little at a time, gradually and continually, to build trust. Love, for ourselves and others, loosens the ties that bind . . . of the willing. We have to give ourselves the grace to realize that undoing fear and anger is a choice we make many times a day. The more often we choose grace and love, the easier it becomes.
Easy. With practice.
Thanks for the tag!