Exploring our emotional state and what emotional state we would like to model to the world.

Focus: Developing the Five Main Components of
Emotional Intelligence

  1. Self Awareness - The ability to reflect on one’s own life, grow in self-knowledge to improve oneself and either overcome or compensate for weaknesses. Be proactive.
  2. Personal Motivation - The vision, values, goals, hopes, desires and passions that make up their priorities. Begin with the end in mind.
  3. Self Regulation – The ability to manage oneself toward achieving one’s vision and values. Put first things first. Constantly renew yourself.
  4. Empathy - The ability to see how other people see and feel about things. Seek first to understand and then to be understood.
  5. Social and Communication Skills - How people resolve differences, solve problems, produce creative solutions, and interact optimally to further their joint purposes. Think win-win.
Our immune system is weakened when we act counter to our deeper values and conscience, which grow in strength when we feel and express heartfelt love or care.

If we neglect developing our emotional intelligence by failing in our self-discipline to win the private victories that lead to public victories, we will experience emotional traumas stresses and such negative and disruptive emotions as anger, envy, covetousness, jealousy and irrational guilt. When a core relationship is stressed, broken or violated, it impacts the body and weakens the immune system. People experience headaches and psychosomatic illnesses of many kinds. Their minds often become depressed, unfocused, and distracted, and they lose the ability to think abstractly, carefully, analytically and creatively. The spirit also becomes depressed and discouraged. People often begin feeling helpless, hopeless, victimized, and sometimes so despairing that they become suicidal. This is why it is so important to constantly nourish relationships with other people and within ourselves.