Spiritual Intelligence

Victor Selman, (E-mail: vselman@american.edu ), The American University, Washington, DC
Ruth Corey Selman, (E-mail: shalomruth@aol.com ), NGO REP to UN (AMS), New York, NY
Jerry Selman, (E-mail: jeruhe@aol.com ), Q- ERA, Inc, WPB, FL
Elsie Selman, (E-mail: elsie.Selman@verizon.net), Speech Consultant, Arlington, VA
Drawing on the “new” [c. 2000], upgraded science of the human brain with its three different kinds of neural structures—mental, emotional and spiritual—Zohar [14] offers a model for structure, leadership and learning within an organization that allows them to thrive on uncertainty, deal creatively with rapid change, and realize the full potential of those who lead or work with them. Danah Zohar relates quantum and chaos thinking directly to organizational problems and challenges facing corporate leaders, proposing analogies that parallel our quest for defining and trying to test “intelligence.” Thinking is not entirely cerebral, not just IQ, as we think with our heads but also with our emotions and our bodies (EQ) and our spirits, our values, our hopes, our unifying sense of meaning and value (SQ), and whether mind has a quantum dimension. Spiritual Intelligence is about having a direction in life, and being able to heal ourselves of all the resentment--- It is thinking of ourselves as an expression of a higher reality.
Animals ofeither IQ nor EQ, separately or in combination, is enough to explain the full complexity of human intelligence, nor the vast richness of the human soul and imagination. Computers have high IQ: they know what the rules are and can follow them without making mistakes. ten have high EQ: they have a sense of the situation they are in and know how to respond appropriately. But neither computers nor animals ask why we have these rules or this situation, or whether either could be different or better. They work within boundaries, playing a “finite” game [13 ]. There are so...