This is one of my favorite quotes. It in a way speaks to Newton’s law of cause and effect.  For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction.
In this case when we choose to express the emotion of anger we are also choosing not to express feelings of love, forgiveness, compassion, understanding and lots of other more productive emotions we could choose. Also every moment we are living in feelings like sadness, anger or a host of other not so pleasant emotions we are not only living in pain for that moment we are also not loving in pleasure. I know in the moments there is some discord or misunderstanding in my household the goal is always to get back to love as soon as possible. Why is that so important? Because we know we are not only hurting the other person and quite often ourselves in the process, we are also not experiencing the glorious feeling of love. When you consider how truly fleeting time and life can be, then you understand the above quote that much more.
So do yourself a favor, when you are sad, or when you are upset feel that, learn from that, but do not live in that. Start to endeavor to climb out of that emotional hole with the lesson you learned and trade that minute of anger for 60 seconds of happiness.

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