Angry people are like zits. They glare you and try to get you pop them, but if you do you'll just make them worse. No really, I mean it. As someone that has had acne my entire life, I really see the analogy. And it's no coincidence that when my hormones are raging I break break out (you know that once a month zit you can't avoid). But maybe it's also about timing? You know there's a time to broach a subject, a time to pop a zit, and if you get it wrong, well you can leave little scars either on your face or in your heart. I've got a bunch of scars all over the place, mostly in the heart. With a good dermatologist and a few facial peels the acne scars go away, but the ones left in the heart, those stay around for awhile. So my best advice, when someone's angry don't engage with them. Wait for them to cool down. If you're angry, don't engage with others, don't run headfirst into a battle where no one will ever win. Calm down first. Wait. Breathe. Return to center. I hate looking in the mirror and seeing the mountain a zit. It's like they sprout and grow overnight from some twisted place in the universe that's sole purpose is to annoy you. And I want them gone right away. But I've learned to look in the mirror and just let them be there (with a little cover up just to appease my vanity and bc if I don't see them I'm less likely to touch them and poke at them). And the same thing with anger, it's so hard to look yourself in the eye when you're harboring any kind of negativity. It's even harder to look someone in the eye who's mad at you. But it all comes back to this. A quiet moment, the veneer pulled back to reveal the truth, that underneath all anger is a tiny wound, an infection, a little broken heart that needs time and space to heal, that itself wants to be free of what's clogging it, and eventually will get itself sorted out. In the meanwhile no need to try and fix it, just breathe and be strong enough to watch it all with a kind and open heart (and apply a good, non-irritating spot treatment, sometimes also known as a hug). 🙏
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