Next Time You Feel Angry
“Next time you feel angry, go and run around the house seven times, and after it sit under a tree and watch where the anger has gone. You have not repressed it, you have not controlled it, you have not thrown it on somebody else – because if you throw it on somebody else a chain is created because the other is as foolish as you, as unconscious as you. If you throw it on another, and if the other is an enlightened person, there will be no trouble; he will help you to throw and release it and go through a catharsis. But if the other is as ignorant as you – if you throw anger on him he will react. He will throw more anger on you. He is repressed as much as you are. Then there comes a chain: you throw on him, he throws on you, and you both become enemies.” – Osho “Emotions” pg. 19
This is where the Martial Arts and Fitness training becomes very practical. It is a healthy energy release if done properly. If you are ever angry, when you lift weights, when you punch and kick a heavy bag, when you shadow box, when you hit the wooden dummy, when you practice calisthenics, the energy is released and you come back to peace. It is a healthy release. It becomes a very unhealthy release when you fight or spar with others with this anger, this is not the way.
Martial Arts is meant to be a healthy release of this anger energy and if not anger, then creative energy, that is what makes it artful. You are not supposed to repress anger and you are not supposed to express anger towards others to hurt them physically or emotionally. If you can express anger energy without hurting others physically or emotionally, it is the most ideal. Playing musical instruments is another way of releasing this anger energy. Making love to your partner is another way of releasing this anger energy.