Sunday, June 21, 2015

A Balanced Mind with Emotional Brilliance

Emotional Brilliance comes because of balance, not extremes of any kind.

We have come to this lovely beautiful planet, Being a human being is great. We can imagine, we can create and we can appreciate many things. We have so many faculties. It is a rainbow, full of colors and fragrances. However, the world is far away from perfect, and most of the problems are caused by miscommunication, poor decision making, or dig deeper, the unbalanced mindsets lack of Emotional Intelligence. So what’s Emotional Intelligence, and how to cultivate a balanced mind with emotional brilliance?  

To live in balance one would need to balance one's own emotions. Emotional Intelligence is a tool to live life with a balance. Business is part of Life. “Emotional Intelligence is the ability to identify and manage your own emotions and the emotions of others. It is generally said to include three skills: (1) Emotional awareness, including the ability to identify your own emotions and those of others; (2) The ability to harness emotions and apply them to tasks like thinking and problems solving; (3) The ability to manage emotions, including the ability to regulate your own emotions, and the ability to cheer up or calm down another person.” (  Only a balanced person can offer a helping hand and empathy towards others. Only a balanced mind can take the tough decision and make better choices. Without the inner balance of energies, one cannot achieve a perfect balance of emotions and logic.

Emotional Brilliance comes because of balance, not extremes of any kind. Although it is a strong experience of illumination and insight. Emotional Brilliance is most easily accessed through your higher mind, meditation, mental exercises and the subconsciousness that is the intuitive mind. Humans know it more as a gut instinct that can save one's life in a moment of brilliant awareness--and is essentially the same thing. Emotional Intelligence is not metaphysics at all, it is more a sense of empathy but is not accessible to all personalities equally, this is a sad truth of the human condition. Creative leadership does have a component of affiliative intelligence. Emotions make people move and hence channelizing them requires intelligence on the part of the leader. Intuition, idea generation can be in mind which is free of turbulence and has the knack of achieving balance. Now with conscious thinking, tools and techniques, even emotion can be managed more scientifically. For that, one would have to go deep within. Going deep would touch the metaphysical aspects of a human being.

Balance--Balance and balance: That is the knack we must build just like a "rope walker." This is all, whether you call it spirituality, metaphysics, Emotional Intelligence, leadership or any word that we choose. More of common sense to understand that emotions and intelligence are not business words. Though they can be applied in business because a human being runs a business. Most corporations are focused on profit and cash flow and business as usual, this is true; but it is the ability of the creative mind that can give the company innovations, that streamline production and improve quality and puts the corporation ahead of its competition. It is our creative mind that sets us apart from the animal kingdom and has given us the technology to improve our lives. Creativity exists in all fields. Not all technology is constructive, however, just as--not all intelligence helps humanity or all emotions are positive, there always needs to be a balance. Empathy seems key to emotional intelligence. The conversation is also about emotional brilliance and how to achieve it, not just about how Emotional Intelligence is being measured in the business environment. Our work life influences our personal life, and our personal life influences our work life, they overlap, and this is a new area of psychology that is being discovered and will be changing and evolving.

The leaders having a balanced mind with high EQ can take "tough decisions keeping their sensitivity intact." They will function with creativity, collaboration and would develop the skill to focus on their strength and excellence, rather than divert their energy towards negative competition. Such minds are more objective, accountable, empathetic, intellectual and progressive.


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