Daniel Goleman, book Emotional Intelligence, highlights the importance of understanding our emotional life. He says the purpose of his voyage is “to bring intelligence to emotions” (p. xii). This is right on target! And what is “emotional intelligence”? Goleman uses several phrases to describe what he is getting at: self-control, zeal and persistence, the ability to motivate oneself, to rein in emotional impulse, to read another’s innermost feelings, to handle relationships smoothly.