After this past year, most of us are sitting atop a mountain of tension and unexpressed anger. In this week’s episode, I discuss why anger is essential to survival and what can make the difference between anger that hurts us and others and anger that transforms our worlds.
00:55 I’ve been angry lately.
1:36 How has your foundation been strained over the past year?
2:11 Quote from former US poet laureate Tracy K. Smith
3:04 The fuel for anger is virtually everywhere.
3:30 My latest favorite song – I’ve listened almost daily.
4:20 Toko-pah Turner quote
5:30 The balancing act with anger.
6:04 This is where anger can be perilous.
6:52 A personal example of grounding my anger
8:25 Anger is an essential tool when used well. And a rough club when wielded without choice.
8:45 Here’s what makes the difference.
8:55 This week’s homework
Resources: Tracy K. Smith and Michale Kelber-Diggs on On Being with Krista Tippett interview. “This Is Me” from The Greatest Showman (2018). Belonging: Remembering Ourselves Home (2017) by Toko-pah Turner.
Podcast produced by Sal DeRosalia
Music composed and performed by Mia Kelley