Fear doesn’t necessarily take you out of mutual presence and empathy with the rest of the universe, but anger does. Anger is a pushing away, an effort to resist, to distance, and to separate. Anger is an emotionally energetic effort to push away fear, and pushes all else away in expending that resistive effort. In pushing away, presence and empathy are blocked. Do not allow yourself to indulge in falling into the trap of resistive anger. Abandon the self-sabotage of resistance to others, and thus protect and maintain your empathy, and our shared presence.