I admit to being tempted to follow those, by now, well-worn paths but i had a better idea (takes a Man!) 😉
Something i believe is quite important for us humans to understand (about ourselves in order to ‘overcome’) is our own ego and how it sneaks up on us from inside.
It leads us into commiting ‘sin’. The Bible defines Seven ‘Deadly’ Sins (sins that will cost us eternal life!)
I have decided to deal with each one – which are also aspects of our own human personalities (egos) – in a series of posts and hope to get some good feedback in the form of comments on how you see each in your life – if you do? ( if you don’t – take another look – deep down hidden inside of you where you try not to look too hard 😉 )
I am beginning alphabetically – with ANGER…
How do you see it? When and where does it reveal itself in your life most? and How do you stop it (once you have regained some form of ‘control’??) can you ever eliminate it totally from you – or will you take it to your grave?
I’m going first… my anger most often arises from frustration . SO many things frustrate me – maybe i’m getting ‘old’??? – Nahhh – the world just gets stupider every single day! (my blog friends are usually exceptions! 😀 )
Frustration arises from my own, perhaps unrealistic, ‘expectations’ of what SHOULD be the ‘right’ way of doing things.
My anger most often makes me SPEAK VERY LOUDLY (Shout out at people/things – mostly those who can’t hear me or answer back 😉 ) and turn a nice shade of purple. Hitting inanimate objects frequently accompanies this – i used to play Golf a lot – it was a great release from, but also a source of, anger/frustration – ” i can play BETTER than this rubbish!”)
As with all emotion – it controls my actions far faster than i can react to it – sensibly, Christianly.
Becoming more accepting of others and slower to react until i have time to truly understand the situation can help me become less angry – recognising the various circumstances that might be likely to lead to me becoming angry and either avoiding those or remembering to wait for more info/more acceptance will also help.
Ok – enough of ‘me’ over to you (y’ aww) 🙂