A new series – Emotional Health & Spiritual By-passing debuts on all my podcast channels today. Listen, learn and leverage.
In this pilot episode of a new series on Emotional Health and Spiritual Bypassing, I lay the foundation for the series by introducing myself and my religious belief, and academic understanding of most other religious beliefs; and the fact that this series is bound to be controversial for those who see religious issues as matters of black and white.
I explain that the reason for this series is to help us appreciate how our emotions have betrayed us such that many of our children, wards and relatives do not want to accept our faiths because we have allowed those emotions portray us in an untoward fashion.
In this episode, the first of 2 parts, we reviewed the work of Daniel Goleman in the origin of the phrase “emotional intelligence”, and also discussed what emotional intelligence (also emotional quotient, or EQ) can help you with. We also explained the competences, and components of emotional intelligence. We rounded off the episode with 4 Principles that makes it easy to understand EQ. It is a foundational episode in getting a firm understanding of emotional intelligence.
In this episode we discuss the various theories on the quantum of human emotions, and conclude that regardless of the number, what is important is that each person in interpreting external stimuli leads to a diverse number of emotions; and these varies, depending on subjective variables of culture, social and religious influences.
In this episode, we discuss the process of life, particularly Life Regulation process that allows human beings ability to realize and harness emotions, distinct from animals, with the use of languages and thinking, aided by the development of the prefrontal cortex area of the human brain.
In this episode we discuss the evolution of emotions, looking at the works of Williams James (1842-1910), Anthonio Demasio (1944-date); how Demasio’s work blunted the initial controversy on whether the study of emotions can be a serious scientific venture.