When we allow our emotions to be controlled by someone else we hand over our power and that leaves us powerless.
When we get a spark of anger or hatred we have to be aware of how we feel and actively choose to not feed that feeling. (How we build new neural pathways.)
What we feed grows.
If we feed the anger and hatred it grows…inside of us…and emanates from us. Essentially we become what we dislike. When we choose to be the peace, love, and joy we want to see in the world, we become empowered, we retain our power, and we emanate peace, love and joy out into the world.
Hence the saying, “Be the peace you want to see in the world.”