We have all had times when we’ve been consumed by the fire of anger. It’s a powerful force that can burst into flames in minutes, burning ourselves and others if we let it. Anger can cause feelings of guilt, regret, or shame and when it gets out of control it can destroy lives and relationships.
Rabbi and Psychiatrist, Dr Abraham Twerski, speaks about the three phases of anger. The feeling of anger when you are provoked, your reaction to this feeling, and then how long you hold onto this anger. He calls the feeling of anger, true anger, the action of anger is rage, and the hanging onto anger he calls resentment.
In this video, he teaches us how unpacking anger helps us become more empowered in our expression of this complex emotion.