Excerpt About Anger
Metabolising Anger into the Strength AspectHowever, we see that anger turns into strength not because of verbalization itself, but because one feels the energetic aspect of the emotion instead of its conceptual part. The conceptual part can be eliminated through understanding, as in verbalization. However, the fact that anger can turn into strength by merely staying with the energetic aspect of the emotional state without acting out, indicates that this energetic aspect is already that of the Strength Essence. In other words, the process of metabolism related to this aspect occurs by purifying the associated object relations from the negative aspects, which are due to reactions not appropriate for the individual any more. When this occurs the metabolism results in the Strength aspect.