In my twenties I learned that reacting was not the appropriate way to handle these bad thoughts. That hurting people ended up actually destroying my happiness so I didn't act out on my disappointments.
In my early thirties though - I still was not happy. I wasn't misbehaving but the disconnects from my thoughts and actions were not great for my state of mind. I wasn't being authentic.
But what was I to do? I need to protect my psyche but running around town shouting at people was not an option. And then - it hit me - I could actually CHANGE MY MIND!!!
I didn't have to get mad. I didn't have to be disappointed. I didn't have to judge. I didn't have to be unkind.
I am the writer, director and producer of my own thoughts. So I could think kind, peaceful and compassionate thoughts and then align my actions with THOSe thoughts - authentically!
Phew - life has been much better since this revelation.
(White Gold Ananda BLiSS by Adeline Hand Jewel with Black Diamond)
BLiSS tip: next time you get mad at a car pulling out in front of you - giggle and forgive them immediately!!!