Mindfulness for Everyone
Emotional Intelligence involves the ability to accurately perceive, appraise, and express emotion; the ability to access and/or generate feelings when they facilitate thought; the ability to understand emotion and emotional knowledge; and the ability to regulate emotions to promote emotional and intellectual growth in self and others.” – Mayer & Salovey.
“When you’ve mastered the art of breathing, you will finally be at peace with yourself and the world.” – Danny Penmann
Every human being were born with this friend… this true companion that never leaves us… not even for one moment… this friend that can calm us down when we are stressed… give us energy when we are on dim… strengthen our immunity, remind us to just ‘be’ when we are on automatic ‘doing’ mission, helps us to thrive instead of just survive… This friend we call ‘Breath’…
Acting from higher motivations makes us happier and carries more meaning and contentment.
Higher motivations or “higher needs”, as Maslow would call them, include exploration, gregariousness and cooperation, power-within, and mastery.
If we start to become aware of our motivations, it becomes possible to move up the scale and make a paradigm shift to higher motivations.(Zohar & Marshall, 2004.)