Reader comment on Daniel Goleman's passage ...
On Jan 1, 2013 John Daubney wrote:|
There are events such as Daniel described where I can breathe deeply, smile, reframe what's going on so as not to take it personally, but there are also events that may hit a deep wound of my own or comes unexpectedly and viciously from a close friend or family member where my circuitry is overwhelmed emotionally and I may freeze, not knowing what to do but react. In those rare moments I have learned to not respond (not always successfully) and instead deep breathe, affirm that "all is well," and perhaps ask Spirit for direction. In those moments of sudden emotional onslaught, it is best for me not to react, thus giving myself a chance to regroup and reframe the reality of what has happened. I am also not averse to sharing my feelings with trusted friend if the feelings persist over time which can give me support but a different perspective as well.