One of the fundamental tenets of Emotional Intelligence (EQ), popularized by Daniel Goleman, is self-awareness. We can never be self-aware if we do not pause.
If all that you ever see is yourself – than that is a very limiting perspective.
When Maya Angelou was recently asked about what makes a great leader, she responded by saying, “A leader sees greatness in other people. You can’t be much of a leader if all you see is yourself.”
You are having a conversation and someone says something that presses your button(s). The bait and hook are dangling in front of you. If you react, you may end up talking your way out of the water and straight into their net. It is a choice.
Whether you are a practitioner of meditation, self-hypnosis, contemplation, mindfulness or self –awareness, you have learned that the starting point is with the body.