Thursday, 26 February 2009

(Wo)Man In The Mirror

I don't often get angry and nag and carry on. It's a rarity, but when I do, I can feel my blood pressure rise, so to speak, and that's how I know that I'm in Angry Anderson mode... If I verbalise my anger, everyone is shocked and some - well - some kinfolk even feel the need to retaliate because they probably think the best form of defence is offence. Generally speaking, they don't get offensive often, because they don't feel the need to defend themselves often and ....

Oh, you get the picture.

Getting angry is simply no good for me. Nor is it any good for the person experiencing my wrath. It's not really their problem; it's mine. They may have done something improper or foolish and generally vexing, but the reality is - my anger at them or going on at them won't change the situation. It won't change them, either. Sometimes, situations arise that are very difficult and I despise the blame game, especially Family Vultures, because nobody wins and everybody becomes prey.

So I'm practicing a new form of yoga. It's called WOOSA

I'm Starting With The Man In The Mirror
I'm Asking Him To Change His Ways
And No Message Could HaveBeen Any Clearer
If You Wanna Make The World A Better Place
Take A Look At Yourself, And Then Make A ...
Change
Man in the Mirror by Michael Jackson

And on a lighter note, here's Michael himself:

1 comment:

thewindhover said...

Its hard to admit it when we have problems with anger/frustation etc. My sister for one, has broken her door a couple of times from slamming it... and shattered the shower door by kicking it once. And she's not some hyper-energetic-angry persom but just on the occaision. And I really have to learn to calm down when things get me angry; usually at snide political/religios/racist/sexist comments where I just fume up and/or burst into tears.

Have you ever tried the yoga poses "chopping wood" or "lion" because they have a wonderful calming effect... releasing out all that stale, angry air. And you get to make funny noises too!