Transform Your Anger

The reason thrillers, action movies and sports events are so popular is because people want some intensity somewhere.

Published: 04th July 2021 05:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 01st July 2021 09:27 PM   |  A+A-

Anger must be a very beautiful thing because a lot of people have taken to it! But they have not chosen, they have helplessly fallen into it; that is the problem. Or in a way, they have chosen it unconsciously—because for most people, the most intense moments in their lives are those of either pain or anger. These are the only two intensities that they know. And every human being always longs for intensity. 

The reason thrillers, action movies and sports events are so popular is because people want some intensity somewhere. Remember the film Gladiator? Watching these gladiators was a sport, a wild sport. War was a sport. Because it is not the violence, the blood or the killing that people like. People want to see something intense. They don’t know how to be intense except through physical action, or through anger, or through pain. 

The very reason drugs and sex have become such a big thing in the world is because people want to somehow experience some intensity at least for a few moments. It is the intensity which draws them. Intensity is the only thing that man is seeking, and that is the only thing that will liberate man from his present bondages.

Anger is an enormous intensity; it is an intensity which hurts you. It is an intensity which can get you into a lot of trouble and can destroy people around you and yourself in so many ways. But in anger, at least you are becoming intense. However, it is an intensity which gets you into absolutely stupid states of action. It is time to transform this intensity into higher levels of intensity where it is very beautiful. 

Yoga is the technology where you are at the peak of your intensity just sitting here—you don’t have to do anything. If you can become that intense, then if you close your eyes, even the need to open your eyes does not arise anymore in your whole life because life is happening at such a tremendous intensity. People closed their eyes and did not open them for a long time not because they are not interested in life, simply because they are experiencing life in such a peak way. To do anything else did not occur to them, that’s all. 

People think somebody is meditating means he is hibernating. Hibernation means lowering life. Meditation is not lowering life. It is about pushing it towards the peak. If you are in such a peak state of intensity, this is the most exciting thing you can do—just sitting. 

Shiva sat like this for millennia because he is in such a peak. It did not occur to him to get up and do something. So if your “voltage” increases, then naturally you will see everything that is worth seeing. Because he took his voltage up really high, that was how his third eye opened. The “third eye” does not mean a crack in the forehead. It means things that others cannot see became available to him. It will become available to you also, if you raise your voltage. Sadhguru is a yogi, mystic, visionary and a bestselling author. He was conferred the Padma Vibhushan in 2017.


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