Part of The Inner Space Series. Good And Angry is a Digital Collage borne on a wave of fire and fury arising from within. Anger is a powerful and potentially explosive emotion which can be uncomfortable to encounter within ourselves and in others. Unfortunately Social, Cultural and Familial values and attitudes tend to frame Anger in a very negative light. On an individual level when these values are absorbed and internalised, we can start to lose touch with our Anger as being a natural and healthy emotion occurring within the body and may no longer accept it. Once we deny our Anger we ceed our responsability for it, block its healthy expression and it remains stuck within us. When Anger is stuck it manifests as bodily tensions and stresses resulting in fatigue, restlessness, irritability and over time as illness. Repressed Anger also finds unintended paths to release, such as passive aggression, manipulation and outright destructive/self-destructive behaviours.
On the other hand when we develop a healthy relationship with our Anger, accepting and taking responsability for it, we gain control over it, expressing it directly, openly and fairly. It allows us to assert ourselves, set healthy boundaries, remove ourselves from unhealthy situations and to recognise the times when our Anger may be unhelpful, so we can then simply and safely put it down. GAAAAAAARRRRRRRGGGHHHH!!!