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“As human beings we all want to be happy and free from misery... we have learned that the key to happiness is inner peace. The greatest obstacles to inner peace are disturbing emotions such as anger, attachment, fear and suspicion, while love and compassion and a sense of universal responsibility are the sources of peace and happiness.” ~ Danah Zohar
Underlying both intellectual intelligence (IQ) and emotion intelligence (EQ) is our spiritual intelligence (SQ) - our capacity for developing meaning, vision and value. It allows us to dream and to strive. It underlies the things we believe in and the role our beliefs and values play in the actions that we take. The higher our SQ, the more we are truly ourselves, mindful of our being and not hiding behind reactive emotions nor conditioned belief systems.
The standard IQ test measures rational intelligence: the skills we use to solve logical or strategic problems. For a long time, IQ results were considered the best measurement of a person's potential for success. But in the early 1990s Daniel Goleman pointed out that success is also dependent on emotional intelligence: the thinking that gives us empathy, compassion, and the ability to respond appropriately rather than simply react. In practice this tells us a lot about how a person will get on in social situations, including the workplace, and more closely correlates with success in life overall than IQ.
Spiritual Intelligence is even more fundamental, however. Spiritual intelligence represents our drive for meaning and connection with the infinite. Spiritual intelligence also helps us discern true principles that are part of our conscience.
“High SQ demands the most intense personal integrity. It demands that we stand open to experience, that we recapture our ability to see life and others afresh, as though through the eyes of a child, to learn how to tap into our intuition and visualization, as a powerful means of using our inner knowing to “make a difference.” It demands that we cease to seek refuge in what we know and constantly explore and learn from what we do not know. It demands that we live the questions rather than the answers.” ~ Danah Zohar
Computers have high IQ of a sort, animals show some degree of EQ, but only humans have SQ - the ability to access inner knowing and as a result to creatively change the rules, alter situations, and question why we are here. Our SQ makes the best use of our IQ and EQ. Spiritual intelligence is what makes us uniquely human (body, mind and spirit integrated as one). This is the spirit authentically having a human experience, rather than being dragged along half asleep. We are capable of mindfulness, and spiritual qualities such as the ability to show forgiveness, to express gratitude, to be humble, to display compassion. Fortunately, all kinds of intelligence can be developed.
“What's potentially the greatest advice of all time? Remain childlike. Be open. Be adventurous. Be curious. Be eager to learn. Be genuine, not least to yourself. Don't judge. Acknowledge the wonder of life and the amazing experience it brings.” ~ Henk Schram
Spiritual intelligence refers to making the choices that suit you and actually consciously experiencing and feeling the satisfaction and feeling of fulfillment and self-realization that come with that. That's what'll make you happy.
“Survival is for the human animal; fear the motivation. For the spiritual being survival is irrelevant. Curiosity, compassion and creativity are the name of the game; unconditional love the motivation.” ~ Peter Shepherd
Spiritual intelligence emerges as consciousness evolves into an ever-deepening awareness of matter, life, body, mind, spirit and soul. In addition to self-awareness, it implies awareness of our relationship to the transcendent, to each other, to the earth and all beings.
“There is a loneliness in us that hears. When the soul parts from the company of the ego and its retinue of petty conceits; when we cease to exploit all things but instead pray the world’s cry, the world’s sigh, our loneliness may hear the living grace beyond all power.” ~ Rabbi Heschel
This epitomises the spiritual reality that must be contacted. Talk to yourself in two languages - what do I need and what do I love - in order to balance the body and the soul.
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The Secret of Spiritual Intelligence ~ by Altazar Rossiter

Spiritual Intelligence is not a religion, nor is it religious; it is not a theology; it is not a philosophy; it is not a system of ethics or a moral code. It is not a rational intellectual faculty that can be brought to bear analytically or academically. Above all Spiritual Intelligence is not something mysterious that is the province of the special few. The secret of Spiritual Intelligence is that it is yours. It is the power behind your creativity. Continues...

The Illusion of Suffering ~ by Ken MacLean

I have never accepted the status quo. I was born with the awareness that the commonplace life I was born into was just a play, an act, and that behind these commonplace events was an underlying reality that was hidden from us. That behind the "veil" was a much more profound and spiritual aspect of existence. Later, I figured out that life on earth was a game to see if the human race could get beyond the commonplace material reality that is presented to each of us upon birth, when our consciousness enters these human bodies, which interpret reality so solidly for us. The game, in short, is to see whether we are bright enough to look beyond the very, very compelling illusion that "you only go around once," the illusion that all there is is the body, and the care of and enhancement of material existence. Continues...
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