It sounds so high and mighty, doesn’t it – spiritual intelligence.. I know that when I first came across the phrase, I thought that it would be something to do with being saintly and I knew that I would never match up!
Yet actually, it is more to do with being in touch with your heart and living your life to the full. Characteristics of those who have developed their spiritual intelligence are such things as enthusiasm, energy, cheerfulness, persistence, peacefulness and compassion. They are not a million miles away from being a reasonable human being who hasn’t lost all their delightful childlike attributes.
My mother-in law was a prime example of this, although she wouldn’t claim it for herself. Whatever happened, her attitude was ‘oh well, I expect it will work out for the best’ and her only concern was that no-one should be hurt by it. At 82, she delighted in riding her bicycle, going to her clubs, being in her garden, watching the snooker on tv and receiving presents on her birthday – see what I mean about childlike?
We all have these attributes in us – we were born with them. So how are you demonstrating your spiritual intelligence?
- Find 3 things each day to be grateful for
- Enjoy and use your sense of humour
- Find 5 minutes to be peacefully quiet for the next few weeks