Emotion and logic are two words that are often not used together. What happens when we combine emotion and logic? We become more capable of connection - the cure for personal, professional, and social limitations that prevent us from living the most dynamic lives we can create. Our emotional expressions are essential as we build more connective experiences.
Defining the logical ways to understand our emotions will allow us to know ourselves and each other more accurately, appropriately, and authentically. Emotion and logic are opportunities to convert the truth we understand of who we can be to the experiences that will allow us to know who we are.
Feelings and emotions are often challenging to uncouple. Sorting our feelings into emotional destinations can make logical sense from complex concepts, making our emotions more accessible and available. The endless combinations of thoughts and experiences that lead to how we feel can be organized into emotional expressions.
Connective emotional dynamics is understanding what each emotion is expressing and the questions they ask that allow us to be more expressive, perceptive, and receptive to emotional connection. Answering these questions are defining who we are. Using scientific principles, we can see a logical path to connection. Even before we can identify and describe each emotion, they ask us questions and guide our experience.
We want more of the release of our worth as we reflect on what we have had enough of and take control over what gives us value, deflecting from that which does not define us.
With a commitment to connective emotional development and a focus on change that is impactful, I aim to use my experience to help navigate the dynamics of emotional intelligence, communication and value alignment.
When we hear and think of emotional intelligence, we are often guided toward awareness, self-perception, examination, and responsibility. We can find ways to manage our stress and improve our decision-making skills to help us become more emotionally efficient. We are more empathetic when we are more aware of how others feel and what we are feeling. All of this is true, yet many still struggle to elucidate what emotions are.
As I reviewed what leaders in emotional intelligence have described, I found skills helpful for communication and perception of our emotional and feeling states. Many tools and descriptions for navigating professional and social situations require us to have more awareness and engagement with others.
Some questions remained. What are emotions beyond the abstract descriptions? Yes, our emotions motivate us, but which ones? Our emotions communicate information, but what is each emotion saying? What does each emotion express, and what question is each emotion asking? Is emotional connection and intelligence more than empathy, recognizing and having the same emotions as others?
Modern ideas in emotional intelligence seek to answer these questions. If we refine the components of thought, define our terms and intentions while aligning these elements with our values, we are more capable of emotional intelligence and connection to the world around us. This is the goal of Emotion and Logic. To add structure to the abstract in a way that allows our understandings to become what we know.