On rare occasions I run across a blog that is truly wise. I found one recently I want to pass on to you. It's called zenbaptist and is by a fellow named George Breed in Flagstaff, Arizona. His blog doesn't say a lot about him. He's written a couple of spiritual books, he's got a doctorate in psychology and he does Isshinryu Karate. He has white hair but the mind and physical flexibility (as I can tell from a short video he's posted) normally associated with someone much younger.
That's where the wisdom comes in. I get the feeling George has "been around" and has contemplated quite a bit. His post today is on the commonly accepted forms of intelligence, to which he adds one of his own, his take on "spiritual intelligence." It's worth sharing:
"To be spiritually intelligent is to deliberately open to, co-create, and embody a state of consciousness and way of living each moment that resonates with the lifeforce that breathes us (the Source, the Origin).
Core components of spiritual intelligence are, in my view,
- The ability to recognize self as a planetary and universal citizen (as well as a member of a nation, tribe, or community),
- The ability to feel and be at home in the universe,
- The ability to sense the sacred in the common and the common in the sacred,
- The ability to recognize the difference between separative (I-it) and unitive (I-Thou) consciousness,
- The ability to practice living in unitive consciousness while attending to the affairs of the day,
- The ability to open to unitive consciousness for solving problems in living,
- The ability to engage in right relationship (facing and dealing with all that arises while embodying forgiveness, appreciation, and compassion with relentless intent and calm).
Well put, George!
Click here to visit zenbaptist.