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Spiritual Preparation, Session 12: From Anger to Kindness

In "Love Will Guide Us," a Tapestry of Faith program

Take a few quiet minutes to consider anger. Issues around anger are a challenge for most adults, yet anger is important to pay attention to. Anger is a healthy feeling. Sometimes it is appropriate, or necessary to right a wrong; when injustice makes us angry, that anger can help us act. Sometimes, however, anger can get the better of us. Some people are quick to get angry when they are driving and running late and someone in front of them is driving slowly, some get angry when someone is hurtful. Even when we know holding on to anger can become destructive, it can be hard to move ourselves from anger to love, positive action, and forgiveness.

Reflect: Which is easier to maintain, forgiveness or anger? What does "exuding a feeling of loving kindness" mean? Do you know someone who does this? How easy is it for you to forgive?

Take a calming breath and release any negative tension in your body as a result of any negative emotions that have arisen. Bring calming and positive energy into the group.

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Last updated on Thursday, October 27, 2011.

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