This month, I have been educating a group on Emotional Intelligence, and our focus this evening was Self-Awareness. They shared that this topic should seemingly be easy, as their emotions were intact. We were all ready for the new discussion until I asked them to consider this thought, “Consciousness and Self-Awareness go hand in hand.”
I asked them to consider that to be self-aware, you must be awake, discerning, monitoring, and analyzing what you’re feeling, what’s going on around you and how others’ behavior impacts you. That was a “WOW” moment for each of us! We all felt that we’d been doing a great job in our emotional awareness, only to discover that we were unconscious in some areas of our lives.
Are you self-aware, or are you, like many others, compartmentalizing certain areas of your life that include trauma or rejection? Are you brave enough to confront every emotion that surfaces, choosing not to allow them to dictate your path but rather your ability to control override? Are you content with being emotionally unconscious?
I hope you could consider these questions and come to a resolve in your life, because in these times, our EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE matters, like never before.