How to control anger – A short story to stroke your anger
A short story about how to control anger. A small boy tends to get angry with people all around at home and at school. His mother so worried about his nature thus he becoming wild in times. She advised a lot but the boy doesn’t listen to her. While the boy getting the impression that his temper carries him fear and respect from others and he begins to believe it.
While his mother decided to take him to a spiritual guru for counseling and booked an appointment to meet the guru at the monastery. Over the phone, she explained everything about the boy.
Both mother and a boy visited the monastery and sat before the guru. The guru asked a boy to bring a wooden piece hanging on the wall and the iron nails just near in the box. He brought a square-shaped beautiful wooden piece and hand full of iron nails and sat before the guru. The guru instructed one of his followers to bring a hammer and give it to the boy.
The guru instructed the boy to hammer the nails into a wooden piece as many as he could. As the task was so funny and interesting, he finished the task quickly and handed the nail fixed wooden piece over to guru. Now, the guru gave him a nail remover and asked to remove all nails from the wooden piece. An annoyed boy but with no option removed all the nails. The tough work made him exhausted.
The guru asked the boy to sit before him and placed the worse looked wooden piece, unshaped removed nails, and the hammer. The guru told the boy to look at the wooden piece and say what he understands. The boy kept silence as he couldn’t realize anything.
The guru says to the boy,” dear child, I gave you a beautiful piece of wood and nails and of course you return me everything but why the wooden piece looks so unpleasant now?” The boy kept silence still. The guru continued saying, “the same way your anger that would hurt others and you as well”.
The nails are your anger and the wooden piece is the feelings of other people. When you hurt them through your anger you mark negative impressions in others’ feelings. It is very tough to regain their trust though you try to heal them later. The same attitude may revert you someday and it would be more painful than anything.
The boy realized and promised to guru and his mother to correct his mistake.
The moral of the story is simple but powerful as the anger doesn’t bring any worth but disruption to your life whereas managing your anger adds great values over to self and other relationships.
How to control anger
Imagine that you are driving a car on a village road. In villages, there is no road traffic control and you too have no control over the road. There is a possibility that anything like cattle, a child, a truck could pass across. You would meet an accident unless you don’t have control over your driving system. In such a way, anger is an act that exists outside of your mind. It doesn’t pass through you unless you go and hit it and granted it as an attribute. Self-Conscious is the key tool to control anger.
Here are the two other best article links from the web on anger management.
Anybody can become angry – that is easy, but to be angry with the right person and to the right degree and at the right time and for the right purpose, and in the right way – that is not within everybody’s power and is not easy. Aristotle
Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured. Mark Twain