Anger is an acid that does more harm to the vessel in which it is stored rather than to the person on whom it is poured.
It reminds me of that poison analogy, rat poison if I’m not mistaken but poison nevertheless! In this case ANGER is described as follows;
Holding onto anger is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die.
The 12-step programme talks a lot about anger and resentment; here are some of its sayings:
- “In fact, not forgiving is like drinking rat poison and then waiting for the rat to die.” Anne Lamott, Traveling Mercies: Some Thoughts on Faith(1999)
- Hanging on to a resentment, someone once said, is like drinking poison and hoping it will kill someone else. Alice May, Surviving Betrayal (1999)
- Resentment is like taking poison and waiting for the other person to die. Malachy McCourt (1998)
- “Charles had once remarked that holding onto a resentment was like eating rat poison and waiting for the rat to die.” Anne Lamotte, Crooked Little Heart (1997)
- “I think resentment is when you take the poison and wait for the other person to die.” M.T. A Sponsorship Guide for 12-Step Programs (1995)
- When we hang on to resentments, we poison ourselves. As compulsive overeaters, we cannot afford resentment, since it exacerbates our disease. Elizabeth L. Food for Thought: Daily Meditations for Overeaters(1992)
So for today, breathe in hot, heavy, darkness and breathe out light to all those who’ve caused you anger, who continue to anger you, who have angered you in the past. And see the energy shift.