I’ve been working through some issues lately. Suffice to say they are the same most people my age are probably dealing with; finances, romances, lack of either or both. The details aren’t important the process is. I hate the anger, it fuels my thoughts. I have entire conversations in my head where I tell the world at large exactly what I think of it. It is useful to have these tirades, but not terribly productive. To quote Wikipedia:
Bloodletting (or blood-letting) is the withdrawal of blood from a patient to cure or prevent illness and disease. Bloodletting was based on an ancient system of medicine in which blood and other bodily fluid were regarded as “humors” that had to remain in proper balance to maintain health.
The withdrawal of anger will eventually allow me to remain in proper balance and maintain my emotional health. But the process is uncomfortable at best, painful to endure at worse, and not a lot of fun for those who happen to be around for it. I hate negative people but I find myself seeking them out to fuel my anger which is really just a reflection of what I dislike most about myself at the moment.
Maybe the leaches just haven’t latched on hard enough yet or the cuts are too shallow? Perhaps I need to step up my emotional bloodletting to truly cleanse and balance my soul?