Sir, look: I am violent. I observe it.
Because I don’t run away from it, I don’t suppress it, I don’t transform it into something else as non-violence, which is absurd – the transformation of violence in to non-violence is stupidity, it has no meaning.
So as I am violent, I let it come out – not in action.
Let it flower, let it grow, as you watch it, it grows and dies.
Haven’t you done all this? That is sir, when you are angry, at that moment of anger you are not aware, you are full out. Then a second later you say, “I have been angry”. Right? So you have divided yourself as not being angry and that you have been angry. So there is a division between the observer who says, “I have been angry, and I must not be angry”. Right? So the division brings about conflict, saying “I mustn’t be angry, how am I to get rid of my anger” – and so on and so on.
Whereas if you are aware of anger as it arises and let it come out non-verbally, non-actively, not say, “I am going to hit you” – let it flower, let it come out, and you will see it disappears very quickly and withers away. And if you do it properly you are never angry again, finished.
Picture taken by bvdb (whoisbert) Wednesday 5 June 2013 – 11h00 am CET – Antwerp Zoo – Canon ixus HS230 – IMG_3036