#127 – Become less aggressive through meditation
Aggression is almost a paradox: If you aren’t aggressive enough, you are left defenseless and vulnerable; too much aggression, however, can lead to conflict, violence and even crime. The key is to achieving balance, and one of the best ways to find this equilibrium is through meditation.
Sometimes aggression is needed and warranted. When there is just cause, a healthy dose of aggression can help you make good choices and defend yourself or your loved ones. Many times, however, aggression causes problems, arguments and trouble. Since aggression is often compounded by stress, meditation is a vital way to keep aggression in a healthy balance.
If you have ever struggled with anger, rage, violence or aggression, meditation can help you manage excessive emotions and provide balance, peace and calm. Meditation does not entail medication, prescription pills or psychological counseling.
Likewise, it is free and available to anyone and everyone, at any time and in any location. By learning deep meditation techniques, people with aggressive tendencies can calm their minds, reduce stress and anxiety, and become less aggressive overall.
Sometimes aggression stems from anger or an inability to forgive. Over time, meditation can help you learn to forgive others and accept forgiveness for any wrongs you have committed, reducing the amount of aggression you feel regarding particular situations or circumstances.
As your meditation progresses, you will enhance qualities such as patience, empathy and rationality and reduce issues such as aggression, anger and attitude. You may find yourself developing in areas where you previously struggled.
When stressful situations arise, you will no longer respond with aggression, but with a calm, peaceful manner that allows you to think through the situation before acting.
Though there is a time and place for aggressive behavior, aggression should almost never be your first response – it can get you into sticky situations and make your life less joyful. Meditation is the magic wand for alleviating aggression and creating a life you love.
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