In his monograph: "Aggression and Violence in the Individual" Al Lowen reminds us that
although the popular meaning of aggression is connected with hostility and even violence,
"from a point of view of personality, aggression is contrasted with passivity", and its`
actual meaning is "to move forward, towards". (Lowen, A. 2005, p. 297.)
When talking about aggression in this paper, I see it as a sequential libidinal charge
correlated with the muscular system. It is rooted in breathing, which is the very core of
voluntary pulsatory movement. When given enough available energy, aggression starts
from the capacity to want and initiate a movement towards contact with the outside.
It is the force that takes us forward in life, reaching out for fulfillment of our needs and
wishes, (Lowen, A. 2005, p. 297) and of overcoming obstacles for such movement.
Aggression includes assertion, it fuels the ability to set and claim boundaries,
protecting the self's integrity in part by feeling and expressing anger.