How to control temper through deep breathing

“Tempers flare as debt-limit deadline nears.” “Carmageddon: Tempers flare as 405 Freeway shuts down.” “Tempers flare as Goldeyes’ bats cool‎.” “Tempers flare at Elizabeth Warren hearing‎.”

Tempers always make it to the headlines. They also cause headaches and heartaches. Oftentimes, marriages are broken, people get hurt, jobs are sacrificed and lives are endangered simply because people cannot control their tempers.

Temper is oftentimes referred to as the inner beast inside all people that when awakened can cause havoc. This beast comes in a range of difficult and heated emotions – from irritability to anger to rage. And there are people whose inner beasts have become untamed, and they lose control of these emotions.

But all beasts can be tamed, in the same way that all tempers can be controlled. And most simple, most common, the cheapest, and the safest way to control tempers is by doing something that should come to us naturally – deep breathing.

Just try it. Breathe deeply. Notice how your belly expands and depletes as you inhale and exhale. You will notice that after a few seconds, the calmness begins to take over. Breathing is a technique used by ancient masters to remain calm, focused and free.

But deep breathing is technique that should be practiced every day. That is why some people spend at least twenty minutes of their time doing meditation so that the body develops a natural capacity to breathe deeply.

So, just imagine how peaceful the world is, if everyone, including Presidents and army generals, will take time to breathe deeply. Then, tempers won’t make it anymore to the headlines.

Wise Words

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Nature gave men two ends – one to sit on and one to think with. Ever since then man’s success or failure has been dependent on the one he used most
George R. Kirkpatrick

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Anyone can carry his burden, however hard, until nightfall. Anyone can do his work, however hard, for one day. Anyone can live sweetly, patiently, lovingly, purely, till the sun goes down. And this is all life really means.
-Robert Louis Stevenson

Never make your home in a place. Make a home for yourself inside your own head. You’ll find what you need to furnish it – memory, friends you can trust, love of learning, and other such things. That way it will go with you wherever you journey.

-Tad Williams

“When you were born, you were crying and everyone around “When you were born, you were crying and everyone around you was smiling. Live your life so that when you die, you’re the one smiling and everyone around you is crying.”


I thought growing up was something that happened automatically as you got older. But it turns out it’s something you have to choose to do. – TV show Scrubs