Let That $#!% Go


Just for today

Consider that holding anger is like holding a hot coal

And not throwing it.


So if you’re carrying thoughts about getting even, or withdrawing

or of having been wronged

or are feeling a little bit like a martyr (surprise!),

Then imagine that you are standing on a high cliff

looking out to sea

and throw that anger as far out and away as you can

watching it sail into the air

and drop into the waves

hearing a faint hiss as

it transforms.



In what ways might you be holding sneaky anger, that you didn’t realize until just now? Give it a windup and launch that hot mess. Can you feel your palm no longer burning?

It’s not your job to fix it, only to launch it.


Inspired by the Mediation “Just for Today” by Tom Evans.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: