One of the main causes of our suffering is the seed of anger inside of us.

It’s not healthy to keep your anger inside for long (never for more than a day).

Accept your anger because you know, you understand, that you can take care of it;

You can transform it into positive energy.

Remember, our body is impermanent, our emotions are impermanent, and our perceptions are impermanent.

Our anger, our sadness, our love, our hatred, and our consciousness are also impermanent.

Anger and love are both of an organic nature, and thus they both can change.

Hate can always be transformed into love.


Excerpts from Taming the Tiger Within: Meditations on Transforming Difficult Emotions by Thich Naht Hanh

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