“Let your anger set with the sun and not rise again with it”. Irish Proverb
I am sure we have all been angry in our lives. It is a natural emotion and an expression that helps us to release pent up emotion. There is nothing wrong with anger when it is used for its purpose and not prolonged or it does not become a regular part of one’s life.
Anger eats away at a person and it also, of course, hurts the people it is projected at if it is indeed project at someone. Anger is very toxic to both the expresser of it and the receiver.
Anger is also associated with the liver in Chinese Medicine. It is said “Anger is the natural response to any interruption in the liver’s mission to move and grow.”
This makes sense to me because when I feel or experience anger, I feel my body become tighter and more restricted. I feel my ‘blood boil’ and we know that the blood is filtered through the liver so I can relate to the idea of the liver being interrupted in its ability to move and grow. It begins to constrict rather than expand.
If you are dealing with a lot of anger that you cannot explain or you might even wonder why you are reacting in anger, it might be helpful to work at supporting your liver.
I have written several posts about supporting the liver and you can read them here:
Of course, seeking a counselor or medical guidance is always a great plan as well. 🙂 But it never hurts to love our livers as the really are the source of our ‘life’.