59. Communicate Feelings Mindfully. Communicating Feelings Part 5
“Notice how you use the word “feel” when communicating because your words create your world. So what kind of world do you want to create?” explains host Alejandra. Often, we use the word “feel” to express a thought rather than an emotion. In part five of the “Communicating Feelings” series, Alejandra provides tips for using emotional language to improve self-expression and communication.
We tend to use the word “feel” when we want to express a thought, such as seeking an opinion or agreement, or disagreement from others. Instead, Alejandra suggests following the word feel with a feeling word to help ourselves and loved ones communicate our feelings more accurately.
Although challenging, there are ways to communicate your feelings mindfully and clearly. Learn more about the difference between thoughts and emotions, how to use emotional language, and ways to deepen connection with others.
• “Notice how you use the word “feel” when communicating because your words create your world. So what kind of world do you want to create?” (6:59-7:08 | Alejandra)
• “When I use emotional language, we take the interaction to a deeper, more meaningful, more connecting level.” (9:52-10:03 | Alejandra)
• “When we let others see our inner world, others have empathy for us. They're more able to put themselves in our shoes because they've also had those same feelings at some point in their lives.” (10:22-10:35 | Alejandra)
• “When we can connect at a feeling level, we're able to talk about our needs, values, longings, and vision. And when we do that, we create a world of support, collaboration, and love.” (10:36-10:51 | Alejandra)
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