MINDSET – E(motion)

MINDSET (the E is highlighted)


For the Intrinsic Practice, “emotion” represents anything that is related to feeling, mood, sentiment, affect and subjectivity. As for soma, you have to learn to use words to describe your emotional experience at a given moment of any situation. Again, you could rely on the list of words provided in the list of Words for Emotion to describe what you are experiencing. That list contains words that describe many types of emotional activities, ranging from negative to positive.

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Template Instructions

As for the soma dimension, it will be useful to categorize emotional experiences as either conducive or non-conducive to happiness. Conducive experiences would encompass joy, peace, calm, serenity, contentment, etc., while non-conducive ones would encompass fear, sadness, anger, etc. For a few days or weeks, record in template 3a, at least once a day, what you experience emotionally at a chosen moment in any situation. Make note of it by listing words that describe this experience. Reflect on your observations and on whether your emotions may be more likely to be conducive or non-conducive to happiness. Underline what may be conducive and circle what may be non-conducive. Carry out this exercise until you feel you can easily observe and label your emotional experiences, at any given moment, in several situations.

Watch the video instructions on how to fill out the Emotion section.

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If you haven’t already, download the 3a MINDSET template (.pdf, 100 Kb):
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After this is done, proceed to the next dimension: Thought.