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18276473 Heart Intelligence

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Heart Intelligence
By Peter ShepherdTools for Transformation
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INTRODUCTION
Since he has been on Earth, Man has had to face a dangerous environment. For that,he developed his rational intellect, which is a left brain activity. But this form of intelligence has its limits.The Middle East conflict and many other events preceding and inevitably to follow,show that something is missing. The Western world is full of IQ teaching oriented tothe left brain - rational and irrational focused thought processes, but not a singleschool for EQ (Emotional Intelligence) which fully encompasses and integrates rightbrain activity - non-verbal, holistic thought processes including emotions based onperception of real experience and the resulting intuitive feelings.Intelligence of the heart is lacking in our culture, so that all too often, instead of acting with integrated reason and feelings, we
react
with the emotional maturity of spoilt children. Emotions drive our behaviour, and then we use our rationalintelligence to justify such behaviour. The lies that result destroy our spiritualintegrity.In the whole of life, you have only two ways:1.
The way of Love and it's components: empathy, trust, certainty,confidence, understanding, etc...
 2.
The way of Fear and it's components: lies, refusal to understand, harmfulacts, withheld communication, etc...
 This is the whole scene regarding those old archetypes: forces of the light and forcesof the dark. At any moment, we can be part of either one side or the other dependingon whether we act through love or through fear.As we create every second, our creation is either towards light or darkness. And God,which is the sum of all consciousness, encompasses both our light and our darkness.Earth experience is mainly the opportunity to decide which way (towards light ordark) we want to create.There is clearly a great need for an increased understanding and practice of EmotionalIntelligence in our culture. In the world of business, factors that are really important
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to succeed in an ethical manner are dependent on EQ: the co-operation of employees,creativity and open-mindedness, understanding of another's point of view, ability touse empathy in negotiations, the quality of leadership and communication.These factors are equally important in the running of schools, health services, localgovernment and politics. They are an essential part of our personal and spiritualdevelopment and perhaps most importantly, they are principles that our children needto be taught.
WHAT IS HEART INTELLIGENCE?
Heart Intelligence - intelligence of the heart - has its roots in the concept of 'socialintelligence,' first identified by E.L. Thorndike in 1920. Psychologists have beenuncovering other intelligences for some time now, grouping them mainly into threeclusters:1.
Abstract
intelligence(the ability to understand and manipulate with verbal andmathematic symbols).2.
Concrete
intelligence(the ability to understand and manipulate with objects).3.
Social
intelligence(the ability to understand and relate to people).Thorndike defined social intelligence as, "The ability to understand and manage menand women, boys and girls - to act wisely in human relations." And Gardner includesinter- and intrapersonal intelligences in his theory of multiple intelligences. These twointelligences comprise social intelligence. He defines them as follows:
Inter
personal intelligenceis the ability to understand other people: whatmotivates them, how they work, how to work cooperatively with them. Successfulsalespeople, politicians, teachers, clinicians, and religious leaders are all likely to beindividuals with high degrees of interpersonal intelligence.*
Intra
personal intelligenceis the ability to understand oneself. It is a capacity toform an accurate and truthful model of oneself and to be able to use that model tooperate effectively in life.
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