Emotional Intelligence Through Higher Consciousness
by Matthew Scott Donnelly
IQ is based simply from memory, mathematical patterns and logic. Emotional Intelligence (EQ) is how aware of your emotions that you are and how well you know how manage them from a psychological standpoint.
Emotional Intelligence has proven that is a more important factor for how well you succeed in your lifetime versus intelligence quotient. Success as defined in this role as the financial wealth that you go on to gain as a result of EQ verses IQ. (Far from the way that I see success)
Let’s face it though, even if you don’t go on to become super successful in your life, everyone would like to understand their emotions better and know how to not let them completely take possession of you.
Instead of taking the psychological approach that Daniel Goleman used in his book, this going to take a deeper dive into understanding your emotions from a spiritual and of higher consciousness standpoint.
The mind is a swirling vortex of thoughts, and there are many times where we do not control what we think about. The thoughts themselves are not the main cause of emotional stress, pain and suffering it’s the lack of awareness of the thoughts.
The key difference between an unconscious person and a conscious person is that the awareness of the thinking mind. This is the first very basic principle to handling your thoughts and emotions and must not be taken for granted.
Acceptance & Detachment from Thoughts & EmotionsNext is that we must not identify (Establish who we are) with the thought or the emotions.
“Nothing that comes and goes is you.” – Eckhart Tolle
If ‘you’ believe that who you really are is the thought or the emotion, then you are only confirming the emotion.
In the present moment through mindfulness you must first accept how you are feeling. In undisturbed mindfulness you will know exactly how you are feeling in that moment and you must accept it with your complete being.
Even in a state of….
“You will not be punished for your anger; you will be punished by your anger.” ― Gautama Buddha
Everyone on in the world gets irritated or angry in some basis of life. Anger may hurt others, but there is no doubt about it, anger will hurt the ones who are angry. And sometimes anger isn’t geared at anyone it’s just a state of feeling inside you about life as it pertains to this moment.
Depression is usually an intense sadness that continues to linger for different periods of time, and it doesn’t seem like there is any way out.
Being afraid to take action because of rejection or potential loss of a someone, an object or to become less as a person.
It is in these states in which we must accept that we are feeling this way, but must also realize that too shall pass just as with joy and happiness are going to pass.
When there is a deep level of acceptance to these emotions, we are building a coating peace around them. The emotions of anger, depression and fear may be hurting us from within but when we are aware, we accept
Peace versus Happiness
Happiness just as with fear, anger and depression is going to come and go as well. If happiness is passes than how could it be you? When we are happy, we are perceiving life situations and circumstances to be good. Perception is largely based from the mind and established previously you are not the mind.
Peace however, is the natural state of a human being. Peace is a directly reflection of consciousness which is who you are in its entirety. Peace does not leave, but it can get become buried from the thinking-mind. In other words we can be in an unpeaceful state which is from too much mind and not enough mind-fullness. When you are in state of mindfulness, you are operating out the present moment. You cannot be here and thinking simultaneously. On the flip side you cannot have mindfulness and outside of the present moment.
When you are angry, depressed and fearful with awareness you can still have a deep level of peace from within even in these states that don’t feel good.
Higher Consciousness Emotional Intelligence
You are the awareness behind the thought or the emotion, NOT the thought or emotion itself. The awareness of these thoughts and emotions is consciousness and the reflection of consciousness that transcends all thoughts and emotions is peace. By Matthew Scott Donnelly
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About the Author
Matthew Scott Donnelly was born and raised in Indiana. At the age of 24 he decided that he had not manifest a life that he was happy with, and decided to dedicate his heart and soul to Personal Growth and Development material. Roughly about one year later at the age of 25 he went from basic personal growth teachings to the a deeper realm into spirituality. Matthew is now 26 and his main focus is to continue on the path of awakening, and utilize his Facebook marketing skills to spread Spiritual and Consciousness related material to the rest of the world. You can follow Matthew and his work down below.This articles was shared with the author's explicit written permission.