The blood has risen up to the top of your head and is bursting to get out, you’ve ground your teeth and bitten your tongue as hard as you can, and your hand is inches from launching the plate across the room.
You are one ticking time bomb.
There are no words that can calm you, self-talk is not helping, you just want to unleash and right this minute. You have totally lost all control.
You know you will regret it in 30 mins time after you’ve let loose and calm down. You’ll hate yourself for being such a monster and you’ll be filled with remorse at the things you can’t believe that you said.
Anger can be such a terrifying emotion and one that is immensely difficult to control.
Unless you know a very simple trick. I learned it from Fiona, my Naet therapist during our session last week. She had heard it from someone talking at the Hay House Summit. He specializes in the brain and the mind and is very very clever. Through his research into the mind body connection and all that jazz he discovered this little trick.
If you employ it, you cannot get angry.
Apparently this is truth. I have not been angry since learning about it so can’t test it out and let you know my findings. And since I’m welcoming a lot of zen into my life right now, I don’t want to wait to tell you until I have an emotional outburst. Because that is not going to happen!!
So all you have to do is put your tongue on the bottom of your mouth. Told you it was simple.
If you think about it, your tongue is always engaged up, it’s never resting down. When it rests it calms the anger, and it’s impossible to get angry. I taught a thumb sucker in the US. She was 12 and was prone to outbursts. Whenever one was coming on, she’d start sucking her thumb and it would calm her down. When you suck your thumb your tongue is on the bottom of your mouth.
So there you go. Next time you feel the temperature rising, get that tongue down!