What is anger?
Anger serves a purpose to release deeper issues, problems, and internal conflict. It’s a pressure release valve. Since from the body’s perspective: it’s better to release anger than to turn it around to destroy oneself.
However, anger is not very efficient, and it’s the last step/tool in a person’s automatic release options. Suppressing anger is self-destructive, as the negative energy redirects directly into your body. Anger is a path of destruction. Anger’s purpose is to destroy problems.
How does one heal anger? The true key is awareness of one’s inner self. Understand the root of anger is about releasing problems. It’s better to release problems in other more efficient and less damaging manners. So resolving anger means developing habits that release internal conflict in constructive manners before it can release as rage.
I had a teacher who taught me all about anger. My father was a wonderful soul, yet his one weakness was his rage. He let rage control, diminish and then destroy his life. He showed me time and time again, to release with rage, always results in negative feedback from the rest of the world: which in turn would cause him more harm.
The lesson was very clear:
The world always reflects your actions. If you lash out in rage, then the world lashes back at you with that same anger causing pain/grief that still has to get resolved.
Once your anger gets stirred up, there is no true “release” except resolution.
Lashing out with anger is an inefficient attempt to resolve or make a problem go away.