Earth Blog – Looking Deeper
Got big emotions? It’s pretty taboo stuff. As kids we learned to hide them. Are you comfortable getting vulnerable and talking about big emotions, “being” with them, sitting with them, exploring how they make you feel, what they mean to you, what it feels like to “lean” into them and let them “dissolve” within you? What do these feelings look like in your life, and what you have learned from them? Bonus Content: hyperlinks to favorite resources on values, beliefs and emotions, to help you on your journey.
Surprisingly, the answer is “BOTH AND”, but with a twist. Knowing your emotions does very little for your intelligence. People use tools like the emotion wheel to name emotions, ponder them a bit, develop epiphanies, yell “WOOT!”, and celebrate EI/EQ. “Not so quick”, says the Buddhist sage. Naming emotions doesn’t help your EI/EQ because it uses your left “thinking” brain, not your right “feeling” brain. What you “DO” with your emotions, in your right brain, is where the magic happens. Curious?