How does that make you feel?

Posted: June 19, 2012 in Uncategorized
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I am sitting in the airport I am half way through a 2 hour layover on my way to a work conference. I feel happy, because the airport offers free wi fi, and despite the super early flight, I will be able to write up my post and finish reading a book I was given specifically for this conference.

The book is “Emotional Intelligence 2.0” and so far it has been pretty good. The book points out the importance of emotions and gives tips on how to use our emotions to make for full and rich professional and personal lives. Admittedly I haven’t started reading this book until just this morning but it is really a quick read, I am already a third of the way through it, and it’s very interesting. So far what I find most interesting is the part where the book puts out that everyone experiences all types of emotions and to all different degrees and that a high emotional intelligence will help us understand why we are experiencing this emotion and what todo with the emotion.

Why do we feel the way we feel? Something to be said for understanding the why behind our emotions, like why am I jealous of my siblings, why am I shameful when I use profanity? Figuring out why we feel the way we do will help us get answers to setting our selves up to feel better. When you understand what it is that makes you happy you can pursue this what, until then we are kind of like a bunch of people in a dark cave groping for a light in the dark. There was this great movie called “We bought a Zoo”. In the movie the father of two children who had just recently lost his wife, bought a zoo for his family to live on and care for. The son took his mothers passing hard and his father throughout the movie wanted him “to find his happy”. In maybe an ironic twist, I am not sure if it is ironic because the definition for the word irony always seem to elude and perplex me, but it seems that in order to “find ones happy”, we have to understand ones scared sad, and mad.
Well I hope you find your happy and have a great first day of summer.



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