The phrase 'Don't get emotional' implies that we normally aren't. Most of our news headlines can be interpreted as emotional responses gone overboard, becoming crime, scandal, corruption, greed, and bad policy.
"When our emotional health is in a bad state, so is our level of self-esteem. We have to slow down and deal with what is troubling us, so that we can enjoy the simple joy of being happy and at peace with ourselves."
Emotional clarity means that we have a good understanding of how we feel emotionally. This is a surprisingly rare skill. Most of us spend decades of our life learning to think more clearly. But how many of us were trained to clarify and understand our emotions and moods?
Finding the best ways to do good. Eight weeks ago, I started meditating every day. I knew I'd be going home to visit my family at the end of December, and well, I have a bad habit of regressing into a 13-year-old whenever I'm around them. All my old immaturities and anxieties get activated.