On anger. A reminder poem. Read when angry.

The boat is empty. 

The anger is empty. (1)

You just forgot. Again. 

Remember – your karma led you here. 

How can you be angry with something 

That is a creation of your mind? 

If you act now with anger,  

You will betray your peace, 

And veil your place of bliss

And for what? To make a point? 

“Do you want to be right 

Or do you want to be free?” (2)

So stop. 

Notice anger rising. 

Heart beating, pressure building, blood boiling. 

Welcome it, love it but don’t become it. 

Watch the story

The anger is rooted in trauma. 

It is not yours. 

Observe, explore, let go

Remove yourself. Remove whatever is vexing you. 

Take a step back. Take a break. Breathe.  

Change context, perspective, lens

Ignore. Love, if you are next level. 

Or transmute – write about it, do tonglen. (3)

Breathe in all the crap, 

Breathe out love. 

Repeat until you remember. 

Light. Love. Peace. Bliss. 

“Every anger moment is an opportunity for enlightenment.” (4)

1 Ram Dass, a fisherman and a boat story
2 Ram Dass
3 As in tonglen meditation
4 Pema Chödrön

About nomadoftheuniverse

Nomad of the Universe, nobody special, Buddhist, student of Ram Dass. I write about happiness, meaning and spirituality. My book on Love Addiction is out on Amazon now.
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