Most of the men I see for counselling acknowledge fear or anxiety as their least-controlled emotion. They see this as a personal problem but of course it isn’t; it’s environmental, structural, political. The chief difficulty with fear is that it turns men into slaves.
Mike Fisher writes, “If I had to give away one fundamental learning that shifts situations, it would be: ‘Sit in the discomfort of your feelings and delay gratification’.” Have we got that? Feel everything. Don’t do anything.
Inner peace is a state of being, not an emotion. Emotions are a response in the body to thoughts in the head about something that happens. Inner peace is indifferent to what happens.
CEO culture leads us to think that anger can be managed. It can’t.
Emotional eaters tend to be un-thanked helpers. Feeling insufficiently rewarded, they treat themselves.