Monday, June 16, 2008

Fence The Anger

Anger is one letter short of Danger#
If You are patient in one moment of anger, you will escape a hundred days of sorrow
There once was a boy who had a temper. His Father gave him a bag of nails and told him that every time he lost temper, he must hammer a nail into the fence.
The first day the boy had driven 37 nails into the fence. Over the next few weeks as he learned to control his anger, the number of nails hammered gradually declined.
He discovered it was easier to hold his temper than to drive a nail into the fence. Finally the day came when he did'nt lose his temper. He told his father and his fater suggested that the boy now pull out one nail for each day that he was able to hold his temper. The days passed untill finally the boy told his father that all the nails were gone.

The father took the boy by the hand and led him to the fence. He told him to look at the pitted fence. It would never be the same again. Similarly when you say things in anger; they leave a scar just like the ones on the fence. You can put a knife in a man and draw it out. It won't matter how many times you say you're sorry, the wound will still be there.
Anger is a condition in which the tongue works faster than the mind. A verbal wound is worse than a physical one.
So if we should'nt express it or repress it, what do we do when we feel angry? The answer is to align your head and heart, recongnise and anger and transform it into a healthy positive force for change rather than simply a tool to hurt and destroy.