Anger as a Wise Messenger
Out of all the emotions, anger might be the most demonized and misunderstood. But anger is a wise messenger that has a very specific purpose. Anger is our body’s way of telling us that something isn’t right. That something needs to change (even if the factor that needs to adjust in the situation is us).
Often it’s trying to tell us that a boundary has been crossed. Sometimes it’s letting us know that there are other emotions in our system that need our attention—it’s common for us to discover that under anger is a deep well of unacknowledged disappointment, sadness, or grief.