Anger sometimes arrives when we are triggered by what someone says. When that happens we are taken out of the present moment and do not hear what is being said clearly, even when that someone is on our side.
When you feel the need to defend or resist what is being said, take a breath and bring yourself back into the moment. Then repeat back what you heard to be sure that you heard correctly before you allow your anger to get out of control.
If you are unable to control your anger then see this as a sign. Focus your efforts to release this issue by making a clear intention that you are ready to let it go. Realize that the underlying issue is the trigger. Know that your friends, family members and even strangers are not always out to hurt you. Expect the best of their intentions first, not the other way around.
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