Monday, February 21, 2011

Emotional Awareness

What is emotional awareness?
Well, it is the awareness of your emotions. That may be simply put but in reality it's an ability harder to acquire than you think. Most of us react to our surroundings and environment.
For example, someone cuts you off on the road, you get angry.
In that moment when you are reacting, you can do extremely foolish things because you aren't all...just reacting.
Let's say you're at a party and someone makes a smart ass comment towards you. You feel incline to say something just as smart or even more insulting in return. And that builds tension between not only the two people involved but everyone present in the room that can feel the negative energy circulating.
However, I find that it's much wiser to take a step back and become aware of the anger arising in you. Then to evaluate the best way to handle the situation, in this's actually better to keep quiet and ignore the person all together because everyone is just out for a good time, why ruin it just so you can feel like you got back at someone?
These are only examples of anger because it's an emotion I have to deal with daily.
But there are many other emotions for us to be aware of: happiness, excitement, sadness, etc.
We need to be aware of what we feel, when we feel it, and question why do we feel it. Not only that but also how will we respond to the way we feel.

People need to be more responsible for the actions resulted from their emotions.

I think one of the scariest yet beautiful thing to witness is attraction between people. I have a knack for picking up sexual energy and sometimes the energy is only one-way. It's almost a tragic thing to watch, when one is practically throwing themselves at another person because they allow their emotions to get the best of them. Or worst, when I see already taken people interact with another person they're attracted to behind their significant other's back. And usually, these people are completely unaware of their attraction to this other person and convince themselves that they're just being friendly. Thus, you commonly hear the excuse... "it just happened." No, the attraction was there, you just decided to ignore it. If people were more aware of how they felt inside, things would not 'just happen.'

Stop reacting to the world around you and start being in charge and control of your actions.

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