I recently saw an interview with English actor, Jude Law. During the interview, Law spoke about his very first acting job in the US, a stage play on Broadway. The character he was playing began the first act naked in a bathtub, after which he had to get out of the tub and towel down. I couldn’t help but think how liberating an experience that would be. After standing naked in front of hundreds of people night after night, what would there be to be afraid of? Not much!
Chronic anger keeps us in a state of chronic stress, which in turn messes up our neurology and fatigues our adrenal glands. It causes our bodies to be in a state of constantly producing stress hormones and neurotransmitters, such as glutamate, adrenaline and cortisol, while shutting down the production of calming neurotransmitters like dopamine and serotonin, eventually leading to neurological conditions like Parkinson’s.