Emotion Understood

√ In Parent-Child relationships
√ Parent-Parent relationships

√ In Personal Friendships
√ In Neighbor & Community relationships

Personal EQ

 If your emotional abilities aren't in hand, if you don't have self-awareness, if you are not able to manage your distressing emotions, if you can't have empathy and have effective relationships, then no matter how smart you are, you are not going to get very far.

-Daniel Goleman                                   

The only way to change someone's mind is to connect with them from the heart. -Rasheed Ogunlaru                             

No one cares how much you know, until they know how much you care. -Theodore Roosevelt

Any person capable of angering you becomes your master. -Epictetus

Anyone can be angry--that is easy. But to be angry with the right person, to the right degree, at the right time, for the right purpose, and in the right way--that is not easy. -Aristotle

Every time we allow someone to move us with anger, we teach them to be angry.  -Barry Neil Kaufman

 Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. -Leo Buscaglia

Experience is not what happens to you--it's how you interpret what happens to you. -Aldous Huxley

 Running a marathon with a backpack is tough and may hinder you from winning the race. Don't let the baggage from your past--heavy with fear, guilt, and anger--slow you down.  -Maddy Malhotra

 It isn't stress that makes us fall--it's how we respond to stressful events. -Wayde Goodall

 Whatever is begun in anger, ends in shame. -Benjamin Franklin

 Your intellect may be confused, but your emotions will never lie to you. -Roger Ebert

 Change happens in the boiler room of our emotions--so find out how to light their fires. -Jeff Dewar

 “There are certain emotions that will kill your drive; frustration and confusion.  You can change these to a positive force.  Frustration means you are on the verge of a breakthrough.  Confusion can mean you are about to learn something.  Expect the breakthrough and expect to learn.”  — Kathleen Spike, Master Certified Coach

 “Where we have strong emotions, we’re liable to fool ourselves.” – Carl Sagan

 EQ is “The ability to process emotional information, particularly as it involves the perception, assimilation, understanding, and management of emotion.” — Mayer and Cobb

 “The emotionally intelligent person is skilled in four areas: identifying emotions, using emotions, understanding emotions, and regulating emotions.” — John Mayer and Peter Salovey

 “Feelings are not supposed to be logical. Dangerous is the man who has rationalized his emotions.” — David Borenstein

 “Cherish your own emotions and never undervalue them.” — Robert Henri

 “For news of the heart, ask the face.” — West African saying

“Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else: you are the one who gets burned.” — Buddha

“Regret is an odd emotion because it comes only upon reflection. Regret lacks immediacy, and so its power seldom influences events when it could do some good.” — William O’Rourke

“The degree of one’s emotions varies inversely with one’s knowledge of the facts.” — Bertrand Russell

 “Emotion turning back on itself, and not leading on to thought or action, is the element of madness.” — John Sterling

“Emotions help keep us on the right track by making sure that we are led by more than cognition.” — Maurice Elias

 “Every time we allow someone to move us with anger, we teach them to be angry.”  — Barry Neil Kaufman

Instead of resisting any emotion, the best way to dispel it is to enter it fully, embrace it and see through your resistance.”  — Deepak Chopra

“Smile at each other, smile at your wife, smile at your husband, smile at your children, smile at each other – it doesn’t matter who it is – and that will help you to grow up in greater love for each other.” — Mother Teresa

 When you make people angry, they act in accordance with their baser instincts, often violently and irrationally. When you inspire people, they act in accordance with their higher instincts, sensibly and rationally. Also, anger is transient, whereas inspiration sometimes has a life-long effect.” — Peace Pilgrim