Gaining emotional awareness and becoming more emotionally intelligent are the first steps in getting closer to SELF ACTUALIZATION, otherwise known as your LIFE PURPOSE. Emotional intelligence is a necessary foundation in living a peaceful and prosperous life.
I recently completed a course in Emotional Intelligence which really allowed me to look at myself and all of the limiting beliefs that were holding me back from honoring my true path in life.
Becoming aware of your thoughts and understanding that your thoughts are not always true but simply an interpretation of an event is the first step in gaining EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE. These interpretations are usually based on beliefs that were set in during the early childhood years (1-7 years).
Having the awareness of the origin of thought is also very important. Are your thoughts based out of LOVE or FEAR? A great book for those who are just becoming curious about understanding the different origins of thought is Conversations with GOD by Neil Walsch. Don’t let the title fool you, if you are not religious or do not believe in the concept of God, you will still gain a lot of awareness by reading this book.
Emotional Intelligence is not something you gain overnight, it is a lifelong commitment. I consider all of the knowledge I acquire and the rituals I do for emotional awareness as exercise for my mind. Just as I exercise my body, I exercise my mind on a daily basis.