How Anger can be a Good Thing

How anger can be a good thing - by Athena Laz

How Anger can be a Good Thing

I’m sitting here writing this column after having a particularly frustrating morning.

Needless to say that I know deep down in my core that flow is better than force but this morning my little mind was not having any of it.

Without going in to too much detail, I found myself in collaboration with an incredibly difficult and inefficient person.

Yes, I also know that this is a judgement.

And the higher-self part of me understands that there is always a reason.

BUT here’s the thing this person & situation has highlighted an old pattern that I was NOT prepared to relearn.

You see, part of my old story is to seriously self-sabotage.

Somewhere along the way I internalized a message that it was safer to be helpless than it was to be emotionally powerful.

Being emotionally powerful, back in the day, would have disrupted the status-quo that was my family system…

After going through my own healing journey I discovered that I was no-longer required to maintain that belief/ structure.

However, this work incident re-triggered the entire process again and my anger and frustration acted as red flags waving in the wind.

Highlighting, the same old pains.

The same old structures which I am NO LONGER prepared to experience.

 So this morning after cooling down (literally in a pool) I claimed my inner power back.

I emailed this person and stated what I was feeling and why I would not work in this way with them anymore.

And lone behold the entire dynamic shifted and I was once again back in flow rather force & frustration.

Leaving me to understand that the power of anger and how it can serve to clear the way.

Athena Laz is the founder of, where she uses her skill as a licensed psychologist, self-help author & columnist to help others find their inner power.

I've created a free audio course to help you bust through any internal programming that is holding you back.

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