I found this while doing a keyword search for my own site. I think it is worth knowing what other traditions do even if it does not apply.
I am thinking that this shows four “methods” of dealing with Rage/anger that I have seen so far:
Denial – This can work for a time, but the Beast inside you eventually digs out of your basement in ways you cannot afford.
Water – Buddhist/Stoic/Taoist – Learning a form of peaceful meditation and letting your anger flow out. (I am aware that this is a poor description and will work to improve this over time.)
Surrender to a Higher Power – Christian, AA – As a heathen, I am not willing to offer all of me to any deity and I feel I am failing as a man not to find control somewhere inside myself.
Fire – Face the Rage Beast inside and walk straight into that Fire. Let it burn you a bit and then apply your own Gleipnir (the chain which bound Fenris) to your inner Fenris. If you can do this correctly, you accept your Rage and become one with it for a time without letting it possess you completely. Once I did this, I found that I could pass through most anger with laughter.
I will write more of this last method in time.
About a year ago, I began a process to deal with Rage and anger issues I was having that led me to find a new way to deal with my anger. I call it the Fire/Gleipnir method and firmly believe that it may be a Heathen alternative to other methods such as Buddhist meditation or denial/suppression.
The road to get here was long and had many turns I did not expect. I have reached a very peaceful place from a different direction than others I talk to who have struggle with anger/Rage. This blog will be my attempt to discuss the process and see if it can help others. I firmly believe it can but that remains to be proven.