What can you do when anger rises in you? Anger is a distortion of your true nature and it does not allow the self to shine forth fully. In human consciousness, mind and life, all the negativities and vices are only on the periphery. Your true nature is peace and love. Showing anger itself is not wrong, but being unaware of your anger only hurts you. Sometimes you can show anger purposefully. For example, a mother can act tough or shout at her children if they put themselves in danger. There are situations that warrant showing anger, but when you get angry, you are shaken completely. But if you are completely aware and are acting angry, that is fine.