Category: Emotional Intelligence

Be Present to Negative Emotions

Go ahead and embrace the importance of negative emotion. Your emotions and the way you feel is your guidance system and it is telling you everything you need to know. If you feel negative emotion, then you are either resisting how things are in…

The Power of Empathy

Enjoy this re-post about the power of empathy, especially in difficult relationships. oooOooo One of our fundamental needs as human beings is to be heard and to be accepted as we are. Take a moment to recall a time where you were going through…

How Do you Feel About This?

I was raised in a family where this question was rarely asked. There was a guiding principle of conformity and an expectation to fit in with what those in charge wanted. Denying our feelings becomes a part of being a child of a narcissistic…

Inspiration – What Comes and Goes

Whatever comes, do not push away; whatever goes, do not grieve. Everything appears just like clouds floating by; they just come and go. Stay only as the unmoving awareness. Awareness and Truth are one.* ~Mooji   Clouds are a wonderful metaphor for the comings…

Haiku – Heart Awareness

~ Open heart expands Closed heart contracts and defends Awareness brings flow ~ When something is bothering me, one of the most useful questions I ask myself is “Is my heart open or closed?” And in that moment of recognition, it hears and something…

Boomerang Thoughts

The other day, I came across the expression “boomerang thoughts”. It made me pause and wonder… So often we forget the power of thought and we say something unthinkingly or think an unloving, critical thought about someone or something. Then we wonder what is…

What Makes Someone “Difficult”?

“What makes someone difficult?   Essentially, it’s their energy. We don’t have to be students of quantum field theory or Buddhist metaphysics to sense how much the energies around us affect our moods and feelings.  What makes someone tough for you to take? Basically,…

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