Part of the integration process on the spiritual journey is acknowledging and owning the full range of our human emotions, and learning to express and realise them in a healthy way is vital. For example, the emotion of anger still carries a lot of shame in some cultures, but by denying ourselves such emotions can lead to them being buried and affecting us in other ways, e.g. transforming into physical ailments. By releasing such intense emotions in a healthy way, we can feel empowered and grow from it.
Healthy ways to release anger are:
- Doing physical exercise that helps to release the stress hormones that can build up in our bodies
- Going to a place where you can freely scream and shout out loud without causing any concern
- Punching a pillow or punchbag
- Allowing yourself to cry