Are You Emotionally Intelligent?

Tell the Truth, The Whole Truth…Raise Your Right Hand

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Self-awareness, self-examination, and positive, active, and perpetual changes in daily living activities, may assist in your happiness and vibrancy.

Inventory of your true assessment of You will reveal your areas of deficits in having a happier and more vibrant life. Asking someone who will be straight with you about how he really perceives you, will assist in your self -awareness.

I can honestly say that I am very happy and vibrant because I am continuously expanding, exploring, growing, and learning in every arena of my life.

I am a living, speaking spirit who possesses a soul (mind, feeler, thinker, chooser faculties), and lives in a physical body (earth-suit).

When the Creator of the Universe is for you, who can be against you?

Life is beautiful when you receive God’s love so that you can love Him and your neighbor as yourself.

Owe no man nothing but to love him.

Life is full of happiness and vibrancy?

In the world you will have trials and tribulations but be of good cheer (happiness & Vibrancy) because I have overcome the world.

These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world. Bible (KJV)

While reviewing a very sharp book called Letting Go of Anger by Ron Potter-Efron, M.S.W. & Pat Potter-Efron, M.S., I was prompted write about how some of the anger styles in this reading resonated very well with me. Anger avoidance takes a heavy toll on your personal well-being. I can remember experiencing hiding my anger to the point of possibly suppressing it. Gosh, if I had not avoided my anger in my past years ago in my life; I would have been destructive, abusive, and explosive every day! I traveled a very lonely and depressed road after losing my parents many years ago. I survived by avoiding my anger of all the unwanted drama that I encountered in my youthful days. Just as the author says anger is part of all human beings. We are not complete without it. Anger avoiders often get depressed, not only because depression is “anger turned inward” (actually, we think self -hatred is a term for that kind of anger), but mostly because most anger avoiders feel so helpless and hopeless. Without anger, they can not get what they want or do what they need to do. That is when they get depressed. Anyone would if they were too afraid of their anger to use it well.

I will share more on this topic of anger but let me repeat Charles Rumberg “ Feel the feeling. Choose the behavior.”

There is hope and help for the anger avoiders. There are four main ideas to learn and accept:

· Anger is normal

· I Am a Good Person Even When Angry

· I Can Be Angry

· I Can Use My Anger Well

It is never, never, never too late to live a happy and vibrant life!

Happiness and Vibrancy with Rachel



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