Imagine a world in which its inhabitants weren’t so completely emotionally volatile.
The fact that we aren’t teaching every one of our students – from an early age – how to master their thoughts and emotions, is an absolute outrage. Politics is clearly no longer the straight-line path to solving the world’s greatest problems. Individual Mastery is.
It comes back to Gandhi’s quote, “BE the change that you wish to see in the world.” And the change that we so desperately need is in learning how to control our emotional states and to train ourselves to become proficient at choosing high grade states that lead to release of neurotransmitters (Dopamine and Serotonin) that activate intelligence and promote creative genius. Those states include enthusiasm, gratitude, curiosity, competence, cooperation, celebration, expertise, safety, joy, etc.
We need to be teaching our children to be the Emotional Masters that we were not. And the curriculum already exists! It’s ready to go. And it’s simple, dynamic and fun – all of which promotes rapid learning.
Let’s make this happen!