Mindbender, that's an epic way to help your sister!! I love that you related it to something she liked. I never thought of anger as being stemmed from unrealistic expectations, but I totally see it now that you've explained. And Shifu, that's a really poetic way to describe getting over anger. It sounds really wise!
Mastering anger and mastering yourself though...if it was easy, we'd live in a lot nicer of a world. How do you master such a destructive emotion? It's pretty easily evoked, too. And becoming okay with yourself and how you look and how you act, it's even more difficult. I usually tend to find that the person I'm most often angry with is myself, rather than other people. And truthfully, I can't change whatever expectations of myself I have, no matter how hard I try.
Of course, I do like to think occasionally that really, it's the REST of the world whose wrong, and not me
So I guess I'm asking how you master anger and yourself, and how you change your own expectations. Does it come with finding yourself, and looking deep within yourself?