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A few cues as to the status of our emotional life, by The School of Life
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  30/11/2017How Emotionally Healthy Are You? | The Book of Lifehttp://www.thebookoflife.org/how-emotionally-healthy-are-you/?utm_source=You2/9 Onewaytostartassessinghowbadlywehavebeenknockedbyourearlyyears–and    wherewemightthereforeneedtodirectmostofourrepairworkandattention–isto   identifyarangeofmarkersofemotionalhealthandimaginehowwefareinrelationto   them.Atleastfourcentralonessuggestthemselves.   Self-Love Self-loveisthequalitythatdetermineshowmuchwecanbefriendswithourselves  and,daytoday,remainonourownside.    30/11/2017How Emotionally Healthy Are You? | The Book of Lifehttp://www.thebookoflife.org/how-emotionally-healthy-are-you/?utm_source=You3/9  Whenwemeetastrangerwhohasthingswedon’t,howquicklydowefeelourselves  pitiful–andhowlongcanweremainassuredbythedecencyofwhatwehaveandare?   Whenanotherpersonfrustratesorhumiliatesus,canwelettheinsultgo,ableto   perceivethesenselessmalicebeneaththeattack–orarewele          broodingand   devastated,implicitlyidentifyingwiththeverdictofourenemies?Howmuchcanthe   disapprovalorneglectofpublicopinionbeo          setbythememoryofthesteady   attentionoffewsigni        cantpeopleinthepast?  Inrelationships,dowehaveenoughself-lovetoleaveanabusiveunion?Orareweso   downonourselvesthatwecarryanimplicitbeliefthatharmisallwedeserve?Ina   di         erentvein,howgoodareweatapologisingtoaloverforthingsthatmaybeour  fault?Howrigidlyself-righteousdoweneedtobe?Canwedaretoadmitmistakesor  doesanadmissionofguiltorerrorbringustooclosetoourbackgroundsenseof   nullity?  Inthebedroom,howcleanandnaturaloralternativelydisgustingandsinfuldoour  desiresfeel?Mighttheybealittleodd,butnotforthatmatterbadordark,sincethey   emanatefromwithinusandwearenotwretches?  Atwork,dowehaveareasonable,well-groundedsenseofourworth–andsofeelable   toaskfor(andproperlyexpecttoget)therewardswearedue?Canweresisttheneed   topleaseothersindiscriminately?Arewesu           cientlyawareofourgenuine   contributiontosayno?    30/11/2017How Emotionally Healthy Are You? | The Book of Lifehttp://www.thebookoflife.org/how-emotionally-healthy-are-you/?utm_source=You4/9 Candour Candourdeterminestheextenttowhichdi          cultideasandtroublingfactscanbe   consciouslyadmittedintothemind,soberlyexploredandacceptedwithoutdenial.  Howmuchcanweadmittoourselvesaboutwhoweare–evenif,orespeciallywhen,  thematterisnotespeciallypleasant?Howmuchdoweneedtoinsistonourown   normalityandwholeheartedsanity?Canweexploreourownminds–andlookinto   theirdarkerandmoretroubledcornerswithout      inchingoverly?Canweadmitto   folly,envy,sadnessandconfusion?  Aroundothers,howreadyarewetolearn?Doweneedalwaystakeacriticismofone   partofusasanattackoneverythingaboutus?Howreadyarewetolistenwhen    valuablelessonscomeinpainfulguises?   Communication  30/11/2017How Emotionally Healthy Are You? | The Book of Lifehttp://www.thebookoflife.org/how-emotionally-healthy-are-you/?utm_source=You5/9 Canwepatientlyandreasonablyputourdisappointmentsintowordsthat,moreor  less,enableotherstoseeourpoint?Ordoweinternalisepain,actitoutsymbolically   ordischargeitwithcounterproductiverage?   Whenotherpeopleupsetus,dowefeelwehavetherighttocommunicateormustwe   slamdoorsandretreatintosulks?Whenthedesiredresponseisn’tforthcoming,do    weaskotherstoguesswhatwehavebeentooangrilypanickedtospellout?Orcanwe   haveaplausiblesecondgoandtakeseriouslythethoughtthatothersarenotmerely   beingnastyinmisunderstandingus?Dowehavetheinnerresourcestoteachrather  thaninsist?   Trust Howriskyistheworld?Howreadilymightwesurviveachallengeintheformofa   speech,aromanticrejection,aboutof      nancialtrouble,ajourneytoanothercountry   oracommoncold?  Howclosearewe,atanytime,tocatastrophe?Whatmaterialarewemadeof?  
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