I have read that in some cultures it is acceptable to scream it out or sweat it out when you’re pissed. Many believe that this is the key to escaping your depression, your anxieties, your neuroses, your failings and your sadness and finding your way back to you. Call yourself back to yourself in whatever ways suit. Literally, call your name out loud.
I’m thinking that not only is it acceptable, it may be one of the best or the only ways. There’s a whole lotta hype about mental health these days and I’m so glad for that. So glad that celebs are speaking out and the ‘regular josie/joe’ is, too. We need to hear from everyone on this topic. We need you to share your ideas, methods (mad or otherwise), successes, failures, etc. so that we can learn from each other.
For most of my life, I have sweated it out. In the form of sports-hockey mostly. When I abandoned hockey (strangely, due to anger), I had no outlet. No sweat or anger was leaving my body in any kind of healthy way. Everything stayed inside and ate away at all of me. My friend told me that she saw me, when not playing hockey, as a purebred racehorse, being pulled back by my reigns, clenching my jaw. She literally saw that image when she looked at me.
I am certainly not anger free but I am feeling lighter these days. Thankful for the last month of hell like no other, super moons and strange dreams. And many conversations with my beloved.
When the anger starts to leave, that space will be invaded with love.
For more info-Sweating it out, Drumming, Personal Rituals.