Nearly three years of regular therapy sessions,
antidepressants since February
over three years of a daily meditation practice,
writing in this blog and in my journal daily,
studying and practicing yoga
and I still get angry
when the day is wearing on,
late afternoon into early evening,
and my kids are getting into things they shouldn’t–
and I have to stop every few minutes
to clean up a mess
I still get angry.
I still yell, jump up and down,
speak harshly to my children,
and then immediately regret it.
Is my anger a sign of a permanent flaw
into the fabric of my personality,
a hopeless character defect?
or is it evidence
that I am a human?
Friend, I feel suffering just as you do
even if we are suffering over different things
Now it is time for us both to do some work…
supporting each other
as we uncover the painful places
and bring them to the light of day.
I’ll continue to work on letting go of anger.
And what is it that you are working on?
Let’s be strong, together.