Favorite Inspiring Quotes
Commentary by Peter Shepherd
Deepak Chopra advises, "Instead of resisting any emotion, the best way to dispel it is to enter it fully, embrace it and see through your resistance."
Where there is love, unity naturally exists; where there is fear, understanding and compassion disappear.
Transformation occurs when existing solutions, assumed truths and past decisions are exposed as unrealistic and self-defeating. Those fixed ideas shatter, and it's painful at first because one is exposed, but wiping the slate clean makes it possible to create a new and better design.
Not too clever, but we've all been there!
Intelligence of the heart is lacking in our culture, so that all too often, instead of responding mindfully, with integrated reason and feelings, we react with the emotional maturity of spoilt children. But emotional intelligence isn't fixed, it's a vital attribute we can continue to develop throughout our life, as we learn from mistakes and understand better the value of empathy and compassion.
Inner peace is already there awaiting us, in our soul.
Here’s some further reading on this theme...
There is clearly a great need for an increased understanding and practice of Emotional Intelligence in our culture. In the world of business, factors that are really important to succeed in an ethical manner are dependent on EQ: the cooperation of employees, creativity and open-mindedness, understanding of another's point of view, ability to use empathy in negotiations, the quality of leadership and communication. These factors are equally important in the running of schools, health services, local government and politics. They are an essential part of our personal and spiritual development and perhaps most importantly, they are principles that our children need to be taught. Continues...