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Be the Woman You Want to Be by Elisabeth Wilson, Infinite Ideas

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6. Soul rage

How to deal with anger (without getting 25-to-life). Take a deep breath before you blow your top – remember you’re a person, not a firework.

We wouldn’t be human if we didn’t sometimes feel angry but how you deal with that anger is what separates the peaceful at heart from the raging at heart.

My mate Simon trained as a Buddhist monk for several years in Thailand. This gives him a very calm and collected exterior and I have only ever heard him raise his voice once or twice in the whole time I’ve known him. His way of dealing with things is to laugh at the absurdity and then go get a mug of coffee. He rarely went into an all-out strop and rage about anything.

I used to vampire energy off him whenever I could. It was like sidling ...

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