I used to think that we needed to step back from anger, but rather we need to take a tiny step forward to peace.
Stepping back is almost an instinctive reaction; an unthinking ‘running away’. Taking a step towards peace is a deliberate and definite move. It requires us to take action.
One of those actions might be to say sorry, to accept that we may have been wrong. Sometimes it might be to accept that though you are not wrong, but that the other person may be right too. Step forward and look at the issue another way.