” The Self And E.M.C.E.”
What is Righteous Indignation?
Righteous indignation, or righteous anger, is typically a “reactive” emotion of anger over either an obvious or perceived mistreatment, insult, criticism, over powerment, oppression, malice, etc. A sense of retribution, retributive justice; anger and contempt combined with a feeling that it is one’s right to feel that way; anger without guilt In some Christian doctrines, righteous indignation is considered the only form of anger which is not sinful, e.g., when Jesus drove the money changers out of the temple in the Gospel of Matthew, Chapter 21, verse 12.
|“Jesus entered the temple area and drove out all who were buying and selling there. He overturned the tables of the money changers and the benches of those selling doves.” Matthew 21:12 New International Version (©1984)|
Perhaps, most people are afraid of their anger – of its strength and power and of the effects of being angry. Our childhood mostly conditions us to experience our anger with fear!
For example: i.e. like being “bullied” by other children.
Yet anger, contained and driven with consciousness can often provide us with the impetus [push, or provide someone with the energy or motivation to accomplish something, causes one to overcome resistance and maintain with a degree of speed and determination, and drive] to follow through when they find themselves stuck. Hence, we become tired of the status quo, and become determined to make a change of sort.
Yet in so doing, we must not in the process NOT seek wisdom or insight because haste can make waste, what I mean by that is that a person’s efforts can become futile, if not moving in the proper or right direction.
Take direction for your pathway forward by listening to those who have been there already.
- Sometime people will tell you that you need to calm down.
- There are times when you feel tense much of the time.
- Perhaps, you tend to remain quiet at work, and you find yourself not saying what is on your mind.
- When you are upset, you try to block the world out by other activities, such as:
- watching tv
- reading a book or magazine
- or going to sleep
- going for a walk
- getting alone by yourself, etc.
- playing music
- going for a drive
- You are drinking or smoking or using some other type of suppression activity almost on a daily basis to help you calm down.
- You have trouble going to sleep at night.
- You feel as if you are misunderstood or not listened to much of the time.
- You find that people have to ask you not to yell or use profanity so much.
- Perhaps your loved ones keep saying that you are hurting them.
- Your friends tend to avoid you or do not seek you out as much.
ALSO, TO MAKE SURE THAT:
Self-Righteous Indignation is not your motive.
Because, the question ask is:
Will You Be Conscious of Your Emotional Viewpoint?