Sunday, July 22, 2012 ~ Our Interior Need(s) Fuel Gauge
Inspired by Faye Landey of Compassionate Leadership
Listen to How Do You Measure Your Zest for Life? right now
Cultivate needs awareness by noticing how you feel when on empty (or running on fumes – i.e. tightness, contraction, weariness, annoyed, depressed, sad) verses those times when possessing a fuller tank (vitality for life, on top of the world). What empties your tank or most drains your energy (triggers) and what are the indicators/cues of this diminishing capacity (feeling anxious, edgy, irritation,, etc.)? What replenishes your energy (i.e. strategies of solitude, support, yoga, walking, journaling, inspirational reading, etc.)? How to cultivate an awareness of what empties/fills your needs tank?
“Anger acts like a warning light on your car’s dashboard – if you attend to it promptly you’re more likely to get where you want to go. Remember, when dealing with anger the goal is not just to ‘turn off the red light.’ Anger can be a wonderful wake-up call to help you understand what you need and what you value. Like warning lights and gauges, your emotions and the physical sensations in your body are there to help you understand which of your needs are being met or are not being met…When your car’s water temperature gauge is in the red, your engine’s need for cooling is not being met. When your car’s battery warning light is off, your charging system is doing fine. Like these indicators, your emotions and the physical sensations in your body are very powerful and accurate indicators of the conditions under your personal hood. They are designed to tell you very quickly and clearly, in each moment, which of your needs are – or are not – being.”
|What’s Making You Angry?|
|10 Steps to Transforming Anger So Everyone Wins
by Shari Klein and Neill Gibson