Have you ever been through a rough patch in your life? A trial in which you think things will never get better? Where you think that when life can't get any worse something happens to show you that it can get a little worse? Have you ever hit rock bottom and just want to disappear from the face of the Earth? I know I have. The last 2 months have been one of the hardest months of my life. Something that you can never prepare yourself for. I loss my grandfather! My hero! One of the men I love the most in my life... and just when I was starting to find my inner peace, my world came crashing down on me once more with a much harder challenge. I thought things would never be the same but with a great support system and being able to find understanding and peace within me I was able to stay strong and find the light at the end of the tunnel.
You will not be punished for your anger. You will be punished by your anger.
One of the first things I experienced during this time was anger. I was frustrated with everything. Angry with myself cause I didn't wake up early enough to see my grandfather one last time before he passed away that morning. Angry with myself cause I wanted to do more for him in his last days. Then when my world came crashing down once more I got an anger in me like never before. I just wanted to break down in tears, yell "Why?" to the world and let all of my anger out. I was devastated. Hurting emotionally! I didn't know what to do with my life or where my life would be at in the next few weeks. It felt like my life was falling apart. I was angry with myself and those who hurt me. I was angry cause I loss someone so special to me. Angry at life that it's throwing some of the hardest challenges at me and then I realized that the anger was eating me inside. It was like a poison killing me slowly inside with rage.
Holding onto anger is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die.
I decided to relax. Take a breather, pray, and take a nice long bubble bath with a glass of wine to unwind. I then sat down and wrote down why I was so angry. What every little thing that was hurting me or upsetting me was. I then realized that I needed to take control of my emotions and change my mind set. I knew that if I tried to maintain a positive mindset, the outcome to my future may be different. I decided to think of why I should forgive instead of why I should be angry. I wrote down every reason that can come to mind of why to forgive and forget. It wasn't easy. Tears and lots of praying and meditation came along with all my notes. Lots of things have been damaged but I knew that with commitment and determination the future will hold much more.
The mind is everything. What you think you become.
That's exactly what happened. When I was angry I thought my life was going to change for the worse and then after changing my thoughts I was able to look at my life completely differently and see happiness and love once again. It's not easy but it was worth it. Letting all that anger be released also lifted a huge weight off my shoulders. I was able to not only think clearer but to also get a plan down as to how to change the problem and make it work for the best.
We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.
If you are going through a difficult moment I recommend to sit down and relax for a little bit and then write down everything that makes you angry and upset and why. Clear your mind and then take another page to write down what you can do for each issue to make it work for the best of your future. If you don't change your mindset your life will be filled with what your mind is thinking. You only have one life and you need to make the best of it. No problem is to hard to give up hope and faith. There is always a light at the end of the tunnel no matter how far it is. You may not see it now but you will one day. Just keep pushing forward. Take control of your mind, give yourself to God, let Him take control and do what you can to live a life full of happiness, joy, and success. Life is to short to live angry and upset.
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