How Meditation Increases Emotional Intelligence (EQ)
Did you know that an increasing number of scientists believe that, rather than IQ, it's actually Emotional Intelligence (EQ) that's the most important factor in determining your success in life? It's true.
Before we tell you the secret to increasing your emotional intelligence, it's important to measure your current EQ with a quick and easy 10 question test:
• Do you keep your cool and stay calm in stressful situations?
• Are you caring, compassionate, and considerate?
• Do you make great decisions?
• Are you a good listener?
• Is your intuition well developed?
• Are you flexible and adaptable in most situations?
• Can you easily read the emotions of other people?
• Are you good at positively influencing people?
• Do you rarely give in to your urges?
• Are you generally optimistic and happy?
Answer "no" to many of the questions? It's ok if you did, as high emotional intelligence is a rare superpower these days. The good news is that your EQ is not set in stone.
Then, what's the best way of increasing emotional intelligence?
Meditation. There are so many ways meditation can increase your EQ, here are three:
#1 — Meditation makes you aware of your mind on the deepest level
One thing a meditator learns is to simply witness and observe their thoughts (from a distance) without letting the mind spiral out of control. For example, the memory of a troubled past relationship might enter into your consciousness, but instead of letting it take you on an emotional rollercoaster, you simply let the thought go.
This "taking a step back" from the mind keeps you cool, calm, & collected in all situations. Added up, meditation's massive "mind mastery" benefits contribute greatly to high emotional intelligence (EQ).
#2 — Meditation helps you read the emotions of other people
In fact, in a game where a high EQ can make you a high roller, a number of top poker players have attributed their success to meditation. With better social skills a natural by-product, meditation has a powerful way of making people highly empathic.
#3 — Meditation melts away all emotional baggage
While we all lose our cool from time to time, perhaps the most telltale sign of so called "low EQ" would be a frequent loss of emotional control. Usually displayed in the form of angry outbursts, severe anxiety, panic attacks, and so forth — these types of charged emotional responses don't occur in a vaccum.
Whether you have unresolved childhood traumas or just a crazy amount of stress in your life, these types of issues have a way of building & intensifying deep under the surface of your conscious mind. Luckily, there is a powerful way to dramatically clear out your subconscious mind and all of the pent-up emotional baggage contained therein. It's called meditation.
Once meditation cleans out the old subconscious clutter and dramatically upgrades how your mind handles the 70,000 thoughts per day that it typically has to deal with, the door opens to an array of incredible benefits. Like what? How about ridiculous levels of motivation, self-regulation, & self-control, an advanced ability to solve problems creatively, razor-sharp focus, and a bulletproof immunity to stress. The result? Super EQ.
Using safe and highly effective sound technology, all EquiSync programs are designed to carefully ease the listener's brainwaves into a state of deep meditation, opening the door to the ancient mind practice's limitless benefits much faster than the traditional route. You can learn more about how it works from the links below:
While we have outlined one basic philosophy / form of meditation in the links below, if you already have a proven meditation technique — then we encourage you to combine & enhance it with our audio technology. EquiSync uses sound to deepen the meditative state no matter your chosen technique.