Emotional intelligence is hearing everything you say. Another tool I use before I answer the phone is that I pause, I breathe, I smile, I say hello. Emotional intelligence shows up in the physical body, sunken shoulders, crossed arms against the chest. And do you notice people rolling their eyes when something was said that they didn’t really want to hear or agree with? Emotional intelligence is the ability to free ourselves from the eye rolls, the head scratches, the throat clearing, and be able to digest and listen to all words without reaction. Through our experiences we can then expand, ultimately being able to share our lessons. All those tough times will help nobody, not even yourself if you don’t take to to reflect and practice non-judgement.
I learned at Seduction of Spirit with davidji that Deepak likes to use the acronym STOP, a word that helps one achieve Emotionally Intelligence. Deepak reminds us that others can actually feel the ripple of your emotional energy.
- S stands for STOP
- O stands for OBSERVE
- D stands for DETACHMENT
- A stands for AWAKEN
So, be mindful to act with kindness, and be the most magnificent version of yourself possible. Remember to pause, and STOP, so you can awaken your Pure Potentiality and express your Dharma.
Notes from Seduction of Silence,