Letting go of negative emotions (past out of present) - Food for the Brain

Letting go of negative emotions (past out of present)

A lot of attention is put on our IQ (Intelligence Quotient) but what about EQ (Emotional intelligence Quotient)? Many meditation type techniques focus on helping us to ‘be present’ as do books such as ‘The Power of Now’. Yet, the reality is we all have negative emotional patterns built up from the past, especially during our childhood development, that alter the way we see things in the present.

The big question in life and psychology is how can you become free from this conditioning and move into a freer, more open and present way of experiencing life? This is not something that can be solved with a brief conversation, or a pill of any kind. But there are some good clues, and options, in the report Emotional health – Get Your Past out of Your Present in the Library.

What is it to have a healthy emotional response to life’s inevitable circumstances?

‘Anyone can become angry – that is easy. But to be angry with the right person at the right time, for the right purpose, and in the right way – this is not easy,’ said Aristotle.

How do you deal with a circumstance where someone accuses you of something you didn’t do? Or when your relationship breaks down and ends, or when a loved one dies? How about when you lose your job or run out of money? Before exploring these questions it’s good to have a brief emotional check-up to see how you relate to the world of feelings.

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Please read the report Emotional health – Get Your Past out of Your Present in the COGNITION Library. We hope it will give you some ways forward to enhanced emotional health and happiness and, in the process, reduce your future dementia risk.