Just as world-class actors and actresses are able to mask their true emotions while displaying something altogether different, as called for their script, we can learn to live with our feelings and to express them freely.
Whether in our professional or personal life, we are all entitled to our own opinion, even if it is at odds with those around us. We have the right to be angry, to express heartfelt emotions, or to live an intensely happy life. What is crucial, though, is that the emotions not be negative, and that they express in a positive way the message we wish to convey.
This handy manual, based on the word ‘Mantra’ (a ‘thought device’, in Sanskrit), is filled with numerous examples and concrete exercises that help us get in step with the thrust of the book. Its principal purpose is to arouse the potential, present in each of us, to freely and intelligently live out our emotions as much in intimacy as in social life.
This manual is not a recipe; it is a guide. It provides leads and observations that can help us develop our Emotional Quotient (EQ).