Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Ancient Wisdom III




Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned.


Buddha

563 - 483 BC

8 comments:

UltimateWriter said...

How true. And it's amazing how people seem to remember your anger a lot more than your compliments. Don't fuel the fire.

OutInLeftField said...

That's very true. You're the one with the problem and if you stay angery, you are only eating yourself up inside, while the other person is oblivious that it is festering in you.

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

I can feel that hot coal burning my hand right now...SO....I'm going to throw that anger out where it belongs! "F**K YOU, George Bush!

Bar Bar A said...

This is so true! Anger turns to bitterness and resentment and those things hurt no one buy yourself.

Saur♥Kraut said...

yes.

Lee Ann said...

That is so right!

Ellen said...

Holding onto that hot coal makes you part of the problem, and never part of the solution.

Great quote!

Sadie Lou said...

Very true.
My mom and I were just talking about people that dish out their anger to those around them. It's like a free gift, they are miserable and want to share their misery with others because as we all know; misery loves company.
So when someone offers you the free gift of anger--decline it and you'll feel so much better for it.