SQ Education Level 2

Benefits of Spiritual Intelligence Spiritual intelligence is an innate dimension of intelligence that everyone can learn to use. As a higher dimension of intelligence with advanced capabilities, SQ has great personal and social benefits. The qualities of spiritual intelligence are experienced in the form of wisdom, compassion, integrity, joy, love, creativity, and peace. However, SQ is [...]

Spirituality for Atheists

Contemporary Spirituality The spiritual intelligence paradigm is based on a synthesis that integrates science and spirituality, and thus enables spiritual intelligence to be experienced directly, as an innate capability, without relying on religious faith. The SQ paradigm therefore legitimises spirituality in contemporary secular terms [1]. Beyond Theism Spiritual intelligence identifies with the native qualities of feeling-awareness itself, which [...]

The Architecture of Identity

Personal Identity Personal identity is commonly assumed to be single and indivisible. However, on closer inspection of actual lived experience, it becomes evident that personal identity has two fundamental and distinct domains: object-pole identity and subject-pole identity. These two poles of personal identity are otherwise known as body-mind identity and existential identity which corresponds respectively [...]

Spiritual Psychology

Spiritual Psychology Spiritual psychology belongs to the field of transpersonal psychology, which developed from earlier schools of psychology, including psychoanalysis, and humanistic psychology. Transpersonal psychology formulates new concepts, based on evidence, to describe and integrate spiritual experience within modern psychological theory. Ego and Soul Spiritual psychology identifies the soul as the existential self, in contrast to the ego, which [...]

The Radical Alternative

Ego The ego is identified with the thinking mind at the object-pole of attention, which confines awareness to habits of thought and emotion. The mission of the ego is to seek satisfaction from experiences at the object-pole of attention. Regardless of the particular thoughts and emotions of the moment, whether pleasant or unpleasant, the ego’s constant search is based on [...]

Secular Spirituality Traditionally the terms “soul” and “spirit” derived their meaning from religious beliefs. Consequently, both ideas have been rejected as non-scientific by the dominant materialist paradigm. But the SQ paradigm defines soul and spirit in contemporary secular terms, based on a psychological, neurological, and transpersonal synthesis [ref]. Therefore “soul” and “spirit” no longer need [...]

The Mechanism of Attention

Attention This video illustrates an important fact about attention. Attention is selective. We notice some things and we don’t notice others. We particularly notice things we expect to find. But we tend not to notice things we don’t expect to find. This fact has many important implications. Chief among them, in connection with the topic [...]

Journey of Spiritual Growth

“We will not cease from exploration, and at the end of all our exploring we will arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.” – T.S. Eliot First Pavement Walking home from the train station one night after work, I paused at the traffic lights and waited till they changed to let me cross the road. This was an [...]

What Spirituality Isn’t A popular notion about spirituality, widely held among members of the general public, as well as by some spiritual practitioners themselves, is that being “spiritual” is all about the ability to tune into the unseen world, the metaphysical or esoteric dimension of reality. However, spirituality is not essentially about being sensitive to subtle or esoteric levels of [...]