The Messiah Herald Issue 04 May 2017 | Page 4

EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE EQ SAVE SOCIETY WITH Not enough has been discussed in the spiritual circles about human behaviour and emotions. However, everything is revolving around emotions. – The Representative of HDE Gohar Shahi, His Holiness Younus AlGohar What is emotional intelligence (EQ) and why is it important? A SK MOST PEOPLE WHAT THEY think makes the world go round and they will most likely say that it is money. Idealists might argue that it is not money, but rather love that is the most important thing. The truth is that both are only partially correct. It is what money makes possible - and how those possibilities make us feel - that motivates us. Similarly, our love for others and our own pursuit of love are motivating factors, but they do not encompass every aspect of our lives. Emotions - both positive and negative - play a pivotal role in human behaviour and the system the world operates on. His Holiness Younus AlGohar, the official representative of His Divine Eminence Lord Ra 4 Riaz Gohar Shahi, says, ‘Not enough has been discussed in the spiritual circles about human behaviour and emotions. However, everything is revolving around emotions.’ Wherever we go, our behaviour depends on the emotions we experience. Whether it be love or hatred, generosity or stinginess, forgiveness or animosity, it is all about emotions. With emotions being so crucial in every facet of our existence, having the ability to understand emotions, control them and even utilise them for your own good and for the good of others is a necessary skill. That is what it means to be emotionally intelligent. You’ve probably heard the term ‘emotional intelligence’ before but never has there MESSIAH HERALD / ISSUE 04 / MAY 2017 been such a complete manual to practically increase your emotional intelligence. That is because, previously, emotional intelligence has been discussed purely from a psychological standpoint. However, thanks to the revolutionary knowledge from HDE Lord Ra Riaz Gohar Shahi, we now have profound insight into the spiritual aspects of emotional intelligence. HH Younus AlGohar asserts, ‘Psychology is incomplete without spirituality. Psychology is the study of human behaviour, but it doesn’t tell you what it is that human behaviour depends on.’ This issue of the Messiah Herald delves into the depths of the human psyche and demystifies emotions. It will help you understand the sources of your positive and negative emotions, MESSIAH HERALD / ISSUE 04 / MAY 2017 the relation between IQ and EQ and how to manage emotions. It is Level 2 of HH Younus AlGohar’s course on Self-Awareness. For better background information, we recommend that you read the March 2017 edition of the Messiah Herald, which is a comprehensive guide to Self- Awareness, Level 1. This is the first of a two-part series on emotional intelligence and its implications in today’s society. Look out for next month’s cover story: Religious Manipulation: The Backbone of Terrorism 5