I agree. It was negative because it kept me from doing my job more effectively. It wasn’t negative just because I got angry. Anger is very useful when you’re in a depressed state for instance because it is a state of higher energy and helps get you moving.
So, what I’m talking about is the Anger that lowers your energy state, from one of calmness, happiness, etc to being focused on just what you’re angry about. This is negative because it isn’t useful at all. It can quickly turn a situation into something dangerous if you aren’t careful and release the anger.
Emotions don’t go away when ignored. They fester and build until released at a later time, usually as an overreaction to something minor. We have to apply mindfulness to emotions, see them for what they are, and then release them.
What happened in my case is I didn’t have enough time to do that process properly. That’s why I need to work on it, so I don’t reach that state again. You see, the better you become at releasing the emotions mindfully, the faster it can occur, until you’re noticing them as soon as they come up, and releasing them before they even express to the outside world. That’s what I mean about preventing. Not suppression. That’s what we typically do, and that causes all sorts of disease and unhappiness.
But thank you for the reminder to clarify this point.