Today, I will cool my heart with a bottle of patience, compassion, kindness, and love.
Repeat this when you feel the anger bubbling up.
I mean, don't we all get worked up sometimes?
Doesn't the world get too frustrating sometimes?
I know how that feels.
But remember that anger is the enemy of the heart.
Anger destroys all that you've worked so hard to create,
so accept the reality that you cannot change the world.
You are merely a speck of all creation,
so why make an enemy out of it?
Be its friend. Be part of it.
Love against all odds, even when the voices tell you otherwise.
Let love cool your heart and mind like the ocean shore.
Allow it to heal all your wounds.
Laugh at the world’s absurdity.
Live in all of life’s simplicity and beauty.
You don't have to be Buddha or Jesus to do this.
Breathe out hate.
Breathe out that what does not heal you.
Only with all of these can you begin to make a positive difference in the world. No matter how small.
So start with your heart.
Be patient, be compassionate, be kind, and most of all, love.
Hold that bottle close to your heart.
All else follows.
A note to myself when I feel angry. This seems more like prose than poetry, but I just wanted to express my heart today.
I’m generally an angry person, and growing up, I’ve always let anger consume me, but now I know better.
It's okay to feel angry and tired too. We're flawed that way. But don't forget you are more than your anger. You are loved, and that is what you deserve, just like everyone else.
I believe in you. You can do it.
Find your inner peace. It’s there. You just need to look within.