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    On Nov 9, 2012 Conrad P. Pritscher wrote:

     Frying the seeds of anger, to me, means noticing then getting rid of the source of anger.  We can control our passions at their very roots by being aware of the roots and patiently eliminating them.  A semi-embarrassing story about anger relates to when I was young, I said to myself several times that I would never get angry the way my father got angry.  As an 80-year-old man, I still find myself getting angry quickly.  I sometimes call it impatience.  It is a sign that most, maybe 98%, of what I do is unconscious.  As I've gotten older, I am more quickly notice my anger.  It helps me to remember Sheldon Kopp's statement: "Learn to forgive yourself, again, and again, and again."  When I get angry I am not very present oriented.  If I notice my noticing while I am noticing,  I tend to get less angry and less impatient.  Thanks for the opportunity to respond.  Warm and kind regards to everyone.


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