Our Western society focuses on the brain as the most important tool we humans possess. We place the greatest value on people's ability to use this tool; we recognise and reward people for it; we celebrate academia; the very structures of our society and education are built around it. We are encouraged to operate from our mind consistently but given very little training in how to best use this tool to support us beyond education. We celebrate what is tangible and can be measured.
We also value the body and understand the need for this to be working at optimum performance - particularly to support the brain!
Emotional intelligence is now recognised as mainstream and vital for leaders but it took some time coming. 'Spiritual intelligence' is now hitting the leadership shelves.
Our history and tradition suggest that we should distrust anything that is about gut, feelings, instinct, love, even passion, unless it's well monitored by the brain. Our education does not teach us to learn to use the other gifts we may have, we do not celebrate or even recognise them. Only now is quantum physics challenging some of our long held beliefs, that will in turn create new ways of doing things.
What this means is that we are denying a whole range of human energy, tools and options (potential) that will help us to be the best we can. Not average but GREAT!
Most performance interventions, eg. training, work at the brain level with a little poke at the heart! What I offer, I believe, works at all levels of our being - soul, heart, brain, body and across them all and beyond in terms of energy (how we impact others and out environment)
"Human beings are essentially spiritual creatures because we are driven by a need to ask 'fundamental' or ultimate questions… we have a longing to see our lives in some larger, meaning-giving context… We have a longing for something towards which we can aspire, for something that takes us beyond ourselves and the present moment, for something that gives us and our actions a sense of worth."
'Spiritual Intelligence (the Ultimate Intelligence)'
Danah Zohar and Ian Marshall
"It is said that every revolutionary idea goes through 3 phases: first it is ridiculed; second it is violently opposed; third, it is taken as a self-evident truth."
“Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.”
“To raise new questions, new possibilities, to regard old problems from a new angle, requires creative imagination and marks real advance in science.”