Posts Tagged: emotional intelligence

Poetry
Scars Fade Away
May 12, 2017
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At every break of dawn Begins a new day of hustles, A ground for new battles As we grope into the unknown, Together, yet somehow still alone.   We struggle with our needs And hide our shameful deeds, Things we have said or thought, That we are proud of not. Under the draining weight of […]
Soul
Non-judgment: Finding Acceptance in Our Unity of Purpose
May 6, 2017
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Like I mentioned in my last article, “Why We Meet the People We Meet”, I am fan of the many creation stories that exist out there. Many of these stories tell a tale of Source existing in a formless space of darkness. Source had always been there, unencumbered by the constraints of the illusion of […]
Mind
Expectations vs Hope: Could Shedding Your Expectations Improve Your Life?
March 30, 2017
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He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. Matthew 5:45 If the world worked the way we expected it to, we’d have a guy operating the sun like a steam engine, deciding who deserved the sun’s glory to shine upon them every […]
Mind Soul
The Real Reason You’re Always Running Late
March 25, 2017
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When you have a social engagement with someone and you call to ask where they are and they say, “I am en route,” they obviously haven’t even left, right? We all know that one person who continually arrives at the office late and disheveled, tie in one hand, a comb in the other – first […]
Soul
Self-betrayal: 5 Transformative Steps to Stop Sabotaging your Own Happiness
March 8, 2017
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You can probably think of a few times you’ve said yes to something you didn’t want. For most of us, it was hardwired in our upbringing to be receptive to other people’s needs and that sacrificing for the good of others is a virtue to be sought after and admired. So when the boss hands […]
Mind Soul
Self-handicapping: How it’s keeping you from your full potential
January 30, 2017
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I finally started on my new year’s fitness routine. I got an app that reminds me to drink water throughout the day and keeps a graph of how well I’m doing. I’m currently on the 20th percentile, meaning that I’m only managing to drink two out of the recommended eight glasses a day. It’s fairly hot […]
Mind
4 Lies you’re telling yourself that are keeping you from success
January 20, 2017
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I just don’t have the time When it comes to self-growth this is probably the biggest lie you have been telling yourself. You enumerate all your responsibilities and conclude that self-growth belongs in the bottom pile. The irony is that self-growth is pivotal to the improvement of your life and the more effort you put […]
Soul
Contentment: Learning Life’s Best Lessons from Nature
January 20, 2017
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Just about everything you need to know about life lies in nature. The knowledge of God, the knowledge of self, the one true knowledge, lies in nature all around us. Challenges In nature you will find hills, valleys, mountains, plains and plateaus. The mountains and their peaks, come seldom and far in between. In our […]
Mind
Achieve the life you want: 6 ways to beat procrastination in 2017
January 10, 2017
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I have been wanting to squeeze in a workout session since before Christmas. I promised myself that I’d steer clear of that holiday weight gain that sticks with you six months into the new year. I keep saying, “I’ll do it later in the afternoon or early tomorrow morning,” but as you know, tomorrow never […]
Mind
3 Toxic Workplace Personalities You Should Totally Avoid
December 12, 2016
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Gossip Gabby She gabs a lot, probably works in the front office or the marketing department. She knows everything that’s going on in the company – who’s getting fired, who’s getting promoted, who drives the biggest car and who’s dating who in the office. She’s chatty with everyone, but loyal to no one. You’ll be […]
Soul
Lessons from the Prince who became Buddha (Part One)
November 7, 2016
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I’ve recently finished reading Herman Hesse’s Siddhartha: The Prince who became Buddha, a suspenseful and enlightening narration by all accounts. In twelve short chapters we are told the story of Siddhartha who having grown up under the guidance of his father, a Brahman (priest), grows increasingly dissatisfied with the rituals of sacred ablution, offerings and […]
Mind Soul
Parable Sunday: The Wise Farmer
September 25, 2016
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Once upon a time there was an old farmer who had worked his crops for many years. One day his horse ran away. Upon hearing the news, his neighbors came to visit. “Such bad luck,” they said sympathetically. “Perhaps,” the farmer replied. The next morning the horse returned, bringing with it three other wild horses. […]
21-Day-projects
Parable Sunday: The Troubles Tree
September 2, 2016
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The carpenter I hired to help me restore an old farmhouse had just finished a rough first day on the job. A flat tire made him lose an hour of work, his electric saw quit, and now his ancient pickup truck refused to start. While I drove him home, he sat in stony silence. On arriving, he invited […]
21-Day-projects
Parable Sunday: Snowflakes
August 28, 2016
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One quiet and peaceful morning, it was snowing. The fluffy snowflakes slowly circled in a captivating dance, slowly falling to earth. Two little snowflakes flying close to each other struck up a conversation and to avoid drifting away from each other, they held each other’s hands. One of the snowflakes said cheerfully, “Flying is such an […]
21-Day-projects
Parable Sunday: The Samurai’s Gift
August 7, 2016
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In Japan, in a village near the capital city, there lived an old samurai. One day when he was conducting a class for his students, one young warrior, who was famous for his rudeness and cruelty, approached the samurai. His favorite technique was provocation: he would make his opponent so indignant that, blinded by rage, […]
Soul
Emotional Intelligence: Learning to manage our emotions
April 8, 2016
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According to Psychology Today, Emotional Intelligence is the ability to identify and manage your own emotions and the emotions of others. This comprises mostly of emotional awareness, which is the ability to identify your own emotions and those of others and going a step further to harness these emotions and apply them to certain tasks. […]
Soul
Finding the Path from Anger to Forgiveness
April 1, 2016
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I have found the hardest part about anger is being angry at someone who is oblivious to how much they hurt you. You see them going about their lives, unperturbed, unaware of the hurting going on inside you, and even when you don’t, it plagues your thoughts. You feel the rage burning inside of you […]
Soul
Ambiguous Loss
March 25, 2016
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It is just as it sounds – vague and confusing. Ambiguous loss is one that occurs without closure or understanding. It leaves a person feeling upset and searching for answers. It is a difficult kind of loss, because more often than not one’s feelings of angst are invalidated either by family, friends or community. For […]
Soul
Sins of our fathers
February 26, 2016
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Father-daughter relationships are like walking a tightrope. Achieving the right balance of attachment and detachment has proven elusive for most fathers. A father’s influence on his daughter, or the lack of it thereof, is a great determinant of what her relationships, social life and career will look like. Just where do they go wrong? 1. […]