Sometimes as I'm counseling people I say things like, "Your anger is destroying your life, your marriage, and your children."
Commonly, they respond with something like, "Are you telling me I shouldn't be angry? It's not like I try to be. It just happens. I can't help it."
In the following videos I have explained that other people don't "make" us angry, so I won't address that here. But when people feel like I am telling them what they should do, I explain that I'm only describing to them the inevitable consequences of their choices.
The degree of our happiness is a natural consequence of laws as immutable as the laws of physics--like gravity. You may jump off a cliff any time you wish, but you WILL experience the consequences of the law of gravity. You will die on the rocks below. In a similar way, the Laws of Happiness always exact a price for the choices you make. If you choose to be angry.
If you make unloving decisions, you CANNOT be happy, anymore than you can fly if you jump off a cliff. Every day I talk to people who want to be selfish, angry, and manipulative, all the while denying their behavior. And while making these choices, they want to be happy, usually by controlling the responses of others. Impossible.
If we wish to be happy, we must learn the laws that govern happiness. We must be truthful, find love, and share it with others. As we make these choices, the Laws of Happiness will guarantee the peace and emotional rewards we seek.
Make the loving decision to replace your anger & confusion with peace and happiness.
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