Three Domains of An Integrated Model of Emotional Intelligence
The following are the three core common domains I have identified in the various models of EI. Every spiritual tradition and life philosophy that I know of also urges development in these three fields. EI is new language for ancient wisdom.
The accompanying words are at once tools for developing, synonyms for, outcomes of, and subsets of the domains.
Mindfulness Making the unconscious conscious Identity Awareness of self, others and context A focus on thoughts, feelings and actions Awareness of patterns Being present to the moment Emotional Literacy – developing a rich, nuanced vocabulary for accurately identifying and labeling emotions in self and others
Only that day dawns to which we are awake.
Clarity around one’s reasons for acting Higher self Purpose Calling Empathy Reflection Caring Alignment with Higher Self Greater Good Nobel Goal
The self is made, not given. It is a creative and active process of attending a life that must be heard, shaped, seen, said aloud into the world, finally enacted and woven into the lives of others.
Agency Self-Determination Self-Governance Guided by optimism Self-Efficacy Navigate emotions Learning to create a space between a stimulus and a response Responding versus reacting Emotional and cognitive flexibility Considering consequences of our choices
What is it you will choose to do with your one wild and precious life?