We define EI or EQ as the ability to:
- Recognize, understand and manage our own emotions
- Recognize, understand and influence the emotions of others
In practical terms, this means being aware that emotions can drive our behavior and impact people (positively and negatively), and learning how to manage those emotions – both our own and others – especially when we are under pressure.
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What’s more important: IQ or emotional intelligence?
If you think IQ is more important, you might be surprised at what you’ll learn in this piece – that’s not to say that IQ isn’t important, but there may be some traits that are even more influential on our success.
If you think EQ is more important, you probably already know a good portion of what we’ll cover in this piece-but hopefully you’ll learn something new as well!
If you’re not sure what EQ is, then you’ve come to the right place. Read on to learn about what emotional intelligence is and why you should know about it.
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Emotional intelligence begins with what is called self- and social awareness, the ability to recognize emotions (and their impact) in both yourself and others.
That awareness begins with reflection. You ask questions like:
- What are my emotional strengths? What are my weaknesses?
- How does my current mood affect my thoughts and decision making?
- What’s going on under the surface that influences what others say or do?
Pondering questions like these yield valuable insights that can be used to your advantage.
A wake-up call for the entire planet . . . [A New Earth] helps us to stop creating our own suffering and obsessing over the past and what the future might be, and to put ourselves in the now.” —Oprah Winfrey
With his bestselling spiritual guide The Power of Now, Eckhart Tolle inspired millions of readers to discover the freedom and joy of a life lived “in the now.” In A New Earth, Tolle expands on these powerful ideas to show how transcending our ego-based state of consciousness is not only essential to personal happiness, but also the key to ending conflict and suffering throughout the world. Tolle describes how our attachment to the ego creates the dysfunction that leads to anger, jealousy, and unhappiness, and shows readers how to awaken to a new state of consciousness and follow the path to a truly fulfilling existence.
“What happens to the pain-body when we become conscious enough to break our identification with it?
Eckhart Tolle on Karma
Conditioned by the Past: Karma and Consciousness | by Eckhart Tolle
“A New Earth” by Eckhart Tolle | The Ego
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Chapter Two: “Consciousness: The Way Out of Pain”
In Chapter Two, Tolle tells the reader that they must recognize their personal ego “without the ego creating an antagonistic response to its own denial or destruction” and explains the purposelessness of the “mental pain and anguish” that people hold on to. According to the book: “The pain-body consists of trapped life-energy that has split off from your total energy field and has temporarily become autonomous through the unnatural process of mind identification.” In this chapter the author writes: “pain can only feed on pain. Pain cannot feed on joy. It finds it quite indigestible”. The author goes on to write that “many people live with a tormentor in their head that continuously attacks and punishes them and drains them of vital energy. It is the cause of untold misery and unhappiness.”
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What is a negative emotion? An emotion that is toxic to the body and interferes with its balance and harmonious functioning. Fear, anxiety, anger, bearing a grudge, sadness, hatred or intense dislike, jealousy, envy—all disrupt the energy flow through the body, affect the heart, the immune system, digestion, production of hormones, and so on.
Even mainstream medicine, although it knows very little about how the ego operates yet, is beginning to recognize the connection between negative emotional states and physical disease.
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This article describes the development of a self-report measure to assess children refusing contact with their parents following divorce or separation. Two samples of young adults were collected to conduct an exploratory factor analysis (N = 96) and a confirmatory factor analysis (N = 332). The fit of the CFA was found to be adequate. Comparison to qualitative descriptions of participants’ families indicated good validity. The Contact Refusal Scale also correlated appropriately with related measures. The results suggest that the Contact Refusal Scale may be a useful measure in better understanding the complex relationships and actions that follow parental divorce or separation. Continue reading “Development and Validation of a Scale to Measure Children’s Contact Refusal of Parents Following Divorce”
“There is now scholarly consensus that severe alienation is abusive to children (Fidler and Bala,2010), and is a largely overlooked form of child abuse (Bernet et al, 2010)”1
“Despite controversies among child and mental-health experts about the usefulness and scientific validity of the concept, parental alienation claims and court findings associated with them have virtually (between 2002 and 2016) exploded in Canada”
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