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Postpone your anger for twenty-four hours and you will no longer be angry. “When Gurdjieff's father died, Gurdjieff was only nine years old. The father was poor. He called Gurdjieff close to him and told him, ‘I have nothing to give you as your inheritance. I am so poor, but...

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Jealous Love Is Not Love

Jealous love is not love. “Watch, look, observe again. When you feel jealous, it is not love that feels jealous; love has never known anything of jealousy.” And love is a gift, it cannot be learned, it cannot be cultivated, simply to be able to breathe is enough to...

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We all know what it feels to be angry, and we all know how frustrating it can be to have to bite it back. It can take a while to calm down, because really all we’re doing is suppressing that anger, repressing our feelings. So where does anger come...

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Anger rooms are all the rage, according to an article in this week’s New York Times Style section that mentions three such places where people go to smash things. As one proprietor put it: “That’s the cool thing about addressing an instinct, everyone’s got it.” There’s nothing new in the understanding...

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This week saw the 100th anniversary of the Silent Parade in New York City, where in a demonstration organized by the NAACP, about 10,000 people gathered on July 28, 1917, to march in silence down Fifth Avenue to Madison Square. The march was a response to the wave of lynching...

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Fear Is a Passive Form of Anger

People have called this “The Age of Anger,” and when I look at the way people seem to express themselves these days, it often feels like it. Love seems far away. Is there a connection between this incitement to fear and the eruption of so much anger?   “Life should be...