Anger is often considered a secondary emotion because it is used as an attempt to protect ourselves against feeling or showing primary emotions such as sadness, grief, fear, and anxiety. We may unintentionally hurt others as a form of self-protection. Only when we decide to take off the mask of anger can we allow ourselves to begin to heal.
The next time you find yourself angry, I challenge you to look beneath the surface. Are you feeling embarrassed? Disrespected? Undervalued? Afraid? Open yourself up to learning more about the real you, and let the healing begin.