- Oct 22, 2006Hi, Ive been away for a while. On this subject, would anyone like to
comment/chat on the link between anger and trauma?
--- In U-Zendo@yahoogroups.com, Richard Horvitz <rhorvitz@...> wrote:
> On Sun, 13 Aug 2006, Walt Taylor wrote:
> > On Aug 13, 2006, at 7:19 PM, Richard Horvitz wrote:
> > > Whether it would help or not to have a prohibition
> > > against anger, I don't know.
> > Maybe we're confusing anger with its unfettered expression. You
> > ban anger any more than you can sexual desire. What you can do
> > exercise control over its expression, which we do all the time.
> I don't think this is totally true. Anger is largely a learned
> If you live with people who get angry easily you are likely to do
> Won't being mindful of how anger arises make it less likely?
> From another point of view, an incident of anger is a long chain
> events. First you see someone doing something, then you think
that it is
> contrary to your interest, or offensive to you, then you think
> person is doing it with the intention of harming you, then you
> how you have objected to this behavior in the past yet they are
> again, then your ears turn a bit red, then you swear a bit under
> breath, then you start thinking about how you might hurt them in
> (justice, if you will), then you pick up the knife and creep up
> them, and finally you plunge it into their back. So this last
> clearly unfettered expression, but where is the cut off? It can
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