When angry…walk away, cool down…we all know this. The challenge is to get the message to our hearts.

When I was younger, I never could run that mile. Now, I easily cover that mile whenever challenged.



  1. Age does bring the benefits of “practice makes perfect”, right Eric? Managing anger is just so critical to be performed from the heart, not the head. I think our lines of communication get stronger, not weaker, between head and heart as we practice and practice throughout our years.

  2. It is not just walking away at the moment of fury but more difficult is the lesson to recover quickly and let it rest. Hurtful words or actions linger; indeed a pilgrimage.

  3. Eric, did you write that quote in the orange box? It is wonderful. I am going to tweet it out today. As well, thank-you for sharing an inspirational message with all of us.

    1. Dear Christy,
      All my works in this blog are my original – I have never used another’s and if I ever do, I shall credit the author.
      Please feel free to tweet it and thank you for your lovely comment.
      Cheers, Eric

  4. Wow! this the most beautiful I have read recently! In fact these days I simply walk away when I am angry. This makes so much sense! And yeah, thanks for liking my song 🙂

  5. Dear Eric
    “Not the least of the torments which plague our existence is the constant pressure of time, which never lets us so much as draw breath but pursues us all like a taskmaster with a whip.” These words by Schopenhauer (1788-1860) are even more true today. No one has time for anything, let alone to sit back and think or to contemplate one’s actions and one’s thoughts and feelings. It may not be a long journey, but still it takes too much time.
    Steph xx

  6. So often, I think, we keep “talking” when we should be quiet. We want to be heard, we want to be right, we want to have the last word. It’s a hard lesson to learn and much heartache comes from not walking that mile you write of.in your post. Thank you for the reminder.

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