Rage, Learning to Release

“If and when rage again becomes a dam to creative thought and action, it then must be softened or changed. For those who have spent considerable time working through a trauma, whether it was caused by a person’s cruelty, neglect, lack of respect, recklessness, arrogance, ignorance, or even fate; there Comes A Time to forgive in order to release the psyche to return to the normal state of calm and peace. When a woman has trouble letting go of anger or rage, it is often because she is using rage to empower herself. While that may have been wisdom at the beginning, now she must be careful, for ongoing rage is a fire that burns her own primary energy. To be in this state is like speeding through life pedal-to-the-metal, trying to live a balanced life with the accelerator pressed all the way to the floor. Neither is the fierceness of Rage to be mistaken as a substitute for a passionate life. It is not life at its best; it is the defense that, once the time of needing it for protection is past, caused plenty to keep. After a time it burns intermittently hot, pollutes or ideas with its black smoke, and occludes other ways of seeing and apprehending.”

Excerpt from the book Womem Who Run With Wolves by Clarissa Pinkola

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~ by TerraRubrae on August 7, 2018.

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