Sunday, June 26, 2016

Spiritual/Existential Intelligence, June 30, 2016

Here we turn philosophical, and depart from Howard Gardner's approved set.

I've lifted this list from a wikipedia article for you, as I was so struck by its similarity to the fabric of unschooling discussions over the years:

Definitions of spiritual intelligence rely on the concept of spirituality as being distinct from religiosity.

Danah Zohar defined 12 principles underlying spiritual intelligence:

Self-awareness: Knowing what I believe in and value, and what deeply motivates me.
Spontaneity: Living in and being responsive to the moment.
Being vision- and value-led: Acting from principles and deep beliefs, and living accordingly.
Holism: Seeing larger patterns, relationships, and connections; having a sense of belonging.
Compassion: Having the quality of "feeling-with" and deep empathy.
Celebration of diversity: Valuing other people for their differences, not despite them.
Field independence: Standing against the crowd and having one's own convictions.
Humility: Having the sense of being a player in a larger drama, of one's true place in the world.
Tendency to ask fundamental "Why?" questions: Needing to understand things and get to the bottom of them.
Ability to reframe: Standing back from a situation or problem and seeing the bigger picture or wider context.
Positive use of adversity: Learning and growing from mistakes, setbacks, and suffering.
Sense of vocation: Feeling called upon to serve, to give something back.

This chat concludes the series on Multiple Intelligences.

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