Mark L Lockwood suggests that to be able to contemplate is a far higher form of intelligence than EQ and IQ who cannot get us where we need to be in terms of self-regulation, fulfilment and actualisation. The proof, is simply in the pudding when it comes to EQ and IQ versus CQ. Half of the Western world is either medicated or depressed. As intelligent as they are they have glorified busy. “They have entered a race they are just not winning, says Mark…all races have a finish line and people are finding their finish lines. When they do, they are finished of course. Burnt-out and depleted, and it is a shame they do not know what to do when they get to their desired finish lines. So they just try and start another race!”
To be contemplative is to be truly intelligent. “It is a lost art. Everyone jumps at their first thoughts, without considering a second thought, or their feelings, which are the short-hand scripts for the mind”, says Mark L Lockwood.
Your ability to think emotionally, rationally and wisely requires Contemplative Intelligence (CQ). You need action and processing time before that action top go hand in hand to achieve your best possible outcomes.
Daniel Goleman made a compelling and accurate case that Emotional Intelligence (EQ) was more important than IQ for people who wanted to live, heal and perform better. He was right. Empathy is very central to our work with CQ as it is the bridge that activates the neurological pathways to the prefrontal cortex. Open your heart and your brain opens too. Research shows that most attempts at increasing EQ have resulted only in temporary improvements. The reason is that a more foundational and core intelligence has been ignored, which opens the doorways to improved emotional intelligence that stays activated.
If you want proof, just look at both science and spirituality. Two fields that are merging wonderfully together for the first time. You will see it everywhere, when you wake up, or have a spiritual experience, awakening or life-shift. You can choose your own words for this. EQ and IQ versus CQ are maps. EQ is the bridge out of the mind, or the IQ. “Sharp intellects will only make you bleed!” Look at the chakras, psychology styles, Maslows- Hierachy or Tony Robbin’s human needs. It is all the same.
Switching on and off is no good for our performance, our relationships or careers. Being able to stay switched on with laser focus all the time is the next area of our evolution and is being demanded by the current context of our time. Taking the time to active CQ regions in the brain’s prefrontal lobes through various techniques we call MindYoga, before taking action, shows a marked improvement in those actions, that is both measurable and sustainable. EQ and IQ versus CQ is a starting point. In the end it must all merge. We are like puzzles with missing pieces and we are paying the price for it all.
Life is like a binary system of zero’s and ones. Alpha and Beta waves work so well together that people can change their lives in a very short space of time. We need the active side and the refractory side to work together to create the magic that is nothing short of Life Transformation for most people who practise contemplation. Use only one side of your neurological chemistry and you will be prone to fight, flight and freeze responses that have no problem solving or creative ability. Re-activate the cerebral cortex and prefrontal creativity through the self-regulatory techniques we offer and you’re making decisions like the best of our leaders in history. Strangely enough EQ and IQ versus CQ techniques were used by everyone from Roman Emperors to Mystics, Monks and Yogi’s then and our teachers today.
The forgotten art that these people used practically to navigate wars and the rise and fall of empires is more prevalent today than it has ever been before. The insurgents have simply changed from warlords to the Insurgents in our minds that stop us from becoming still and contemplative. Like a third eye, CQ exercises activate the parts of the brain that activate a much higher intelligence than IQ, or EQ combined. “IQ is doing the youth of today little good and knowledge does not do enough to allow people to create or maintain a successful and balanced life in most areas. IQ is still creating Peter Pan’s. Pan means everything and symbolises the very unlimited access we have to building on our intelligence or IQ in many new ways, but it is not working. We need to go back to basics and follow a middle road down the binary highway of life between zero and one, or problem and solution. Contemplative Intelligence is that middle road offering sustainable and laser focused action everyday combined with the stillness that the mind needs to optimise its workload everyday.
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