Monday, March 16, 2009

Motivational Words on Managing Anger

Anger, from an evolutionary point of view, serves a purpose. It's helped us survive. Anger is quite appropriate in response to an injustice or a wrong that needs to be righted. But, as the Dalai Lama pointed out, if you're going to be effective in responding to what makes you angry, you need to keep the focus and energy of the anger, but drop the anger itself in order to act more skillfully.

Daniel Goleman, author of Emotional Intelligence in an interview to http://www.beliefnet.com