Ever heard the story of the two twins in a mothers womb talking life, purpose and meaning? It is a Spiritual Story of Self and Spirit. Read or watch the story here to understand ego and spiritual self a little better.
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.
The awakening starts off by knowing that our million year old brains are neurologically wired for survival. Survival mentally severely limits growth, creativity and anything that has not been experienced before.