Improving Emotional Agility
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Emotional agility is the capacity to be healthy with our thoughts, emotions and our being.
Our emotions need a level of gentle acceptance and compassion, as they are not good or bad by themselves. Self-hustling ourselves and trying to bring out only positive emotions does not work, because when we suppress certain emotions, they get amplified or show themselves in some other form.
We are caught up in a rigid culture that values positivity.
However, when we put aside our difficult emotions in order to embrace dishonest positivity, we fail to discover skills that can help us to deal with our problems.
There was a man riding on a horse. When a man walking on the road asks him where he is going, the rider replies, “Why are you asking me? You should ask the horse.”
The horse represents our emotional lives. We let the 'horse' take us to where it wants it to take us, especially if we feel afraid, nervous, etc. But little did we know that we have control. You begin to have influence on your horse once you master your emotions.
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