How Can I Be Calm When I’m Outraged

“There’s a difference between outrage and hate.

Outrage is appropriate.

Hate destroys the soul.”

Diana Butler Bass


Outrage needs to be rooted in a deep inner calm and a clear head so that we don’t burn out like sparklers that spew sharp, hot light into the darkness only to sputter out into a burning glow that fades, leaving behind a thin, cold, dull wand. Let your calm be the fuel for the controlled burn of an eternal flame.

Nurture peace, cultivate kindness, and carry the calm, even in outrage.

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