The Art of Not Getting Angry

Who was not once in a while in a situation where anger was rising up inside, and we had to keep on smiling, teeth-grinding? Maybe with a boss who threw back  files (which cost a lot of over time for weeks) remarking he needs something different, and needs it ASAP. One option would be  to throw the job (and the files as well) , into the next trash-bin, or to hit the next innocent substitute (i.e. a wall) or simply to gulp down any angry feelings and get a stomach ache. No matter what course of action we take, the end result is the same – we are the ones who are up-set and angry whereas the other one might feel very comfortable and happy.

So what to do? Ok, ok, I know, I am repeating myself, but really, it helps: meditate! 10 minutes in the morning, 10 minutes in the evening and you might become a real anger manager! To understand how it works let’s go deeper into the mysteries of the second energy center, the Svadisthan which is actually a very important energy center for us modern, planning and thinking people. If this center is in balance, anger will not visit us.

 The Svadisthan

– center of pure knowledge, creativity, pure attention and intellectual perception

In our subtle body we use this center to be creative, to think and to plan. On the physical side, situated in the abdomen (the aortic plexus), this center provides certain organs with energy such as the liver, kidneys, uterus, spleen and pancreas.

The most important physical function of this center is that it breaks down fat particles in the abdomen to replace the grey and white cells in the brain, and so generates the energy which fuels our thinking. Excessive thinking and planning overworks this process, exhausts this center and creates heat. This heat shoots up along the right side into the left temple and into the ego, causing it to inflate into a balloon that blocks the central channel. The entire system is thrown off balance.

A tingling on the right thumb, or a sensation of warmth or heaviness indicates that this energy center is overworked with too much thinking and planning, producing excessive heat, thus creating stress feelings that might easily erupt in an angry outburst. So when our boss is asking us to work overtime, or work extra hard to finish something, we are very likely putting extra strain on this center. When this center is under strain, eruptions of anger can result!

How to keep cool

Regular Sahaja Meditation helps a lot to balance this center and keep inner peace, no matter the outside circumstances. Your boss might be yelling, but it won’t affect you!

In addition to the meditation you can cool down this center by putting an ice-pack on the right side of your abdomen.

We also recommend to do a foot-soak every day, best in the evening before you go to sleep as described  in the Meditation Tips on page 6 (that you can combine with your 10-minutes-evening meditation).

And here it is – our special 10-minutes meditation to keeping calm in every situation

(sit wherever you like, the most important thing is to feel comfortable)

    1. Awaken your Inner Energy:
      Here is a guided meditation (approx. 10 Min.) to awaken your Inner Energy by the founder of Sahaja Meditation, Shri Mataji.  If you went through it already skip step 1). When your Inner Energy is activated it will stay so, there is no need to repeat the affirmations (although you can do so if you like).

    2. At the beginning and the end of each meditation we do what we call “raising the energy” and give ourselves “a shield of protection”.
      Here is a nice animation how to do it: charlie.swf
      You can also find a detailed description in our Meditation Tips on page 4 and 5:  Meditation Tips
    3. Put your right hand on your head for some seconds, put the hand down again but keep focused on top of your head where your hand was.
    4. Balancing your Right Side (to allow the heat to escape):
      With your right hand open in your lap, bend your left arm upward, with your left palm facing the back. You can ask your Inner Energy:
      “Please remove all imbalances and heat of my right side”
      Sit like that for several  minutes and allow your Inner Energy to clear your right side
    5. Then put your left hand on the right side of your abdomen, the right hand on the lap, palm upwards. That will help particularly to cool down the center. Meditate like that for several minutes.
    6. After the 10 minutes hold your hand over your head and see if you feel vibrations coming out – it might feel like a cool breeze, sometimes also like a warm breeze, like a tingling, or simply “somehow different”.
    7. End the meditation again with ”raising the energy” and giving yourself  ”a bhandan” (shield of protection).

If you meditate like this for some time you will find that you can keep a cool head in most situations, and react in a balanced way which at the end is beneficiary for everyone, most of all for yourself. You might even find yourself smiling with amusement where others might explode – it really happens!

I wish you a wonderful calm and anger free week!

Yours, Angi

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