Sunday, August 23, 2020

Counseling tips to help our patients understand the concepts of inner harmony vs outer harmony as part of their emotional literacy

Have you ever experienced or seen patients, with the inner conflict from doing something that would make others happy, but at the expense of their own principles and happiness?

So how can we process that emotion, and make a decision that we can be at peace with?

Decision making can depend on whether we want outer harmony or inner harmony. 

It would be great if we can have both, but at times we may have to choose one over the other, and then be at peace with that. This will require self awareness, acceptance, emotional literacy and emotional processing. 

To achieve outer harmony, follow the values and thinking of others. 

To achieve inner harmony, follow your inner principles and values. 

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