About Blessings, Synchronicity and Belonging

Marcia Poppe, em 05/05/2022.

I have been experiencing so much blessings and synchronicity lately and for some time now – that I am filled with a sense of awe and wonder like never before, I have to say. Let me bring an example of what I am trying to say.

Last Saturday I got a message that some of my audible credits were about to expire – and I said well, I might as well cancel my subscription after I use my credits – for some time now I have also been discerning really well where to allocate resources and energy. I have plenty of unread books on my shelves, computer and phone, I do not need to keep acquiring more. And so I browsed for a little while and decided Brené Brown’s “Braving the Wilderness: the quest for true belonging and the courage to stand alone” would be my choice for the weekend. What a blessing that wis (was + is, a verb tense I have just invented).

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Inteligência Espiritual e Experiência Espiritual

Por Marcia Poppe, em 27/07/21.

Falando sobre Inteligência Espiritual de um modo mais amplo e abrangente, diversos autores, teóricos e filósofos já escreveram e falaram sobre essa que é uma entre muitas linhas de inteligência. Aqui mesmo no Blog da Choice, você encontra outros textos meus, escritos nos últimos anos. Hoje trago mais uma perspectiva, inspirada pelo vídeo “Quick Hit: Wake Up Grow Up – Spiritual Intelligence vs Spiritual Experience”, de Ken Wilber, disponível aqui no texto e também no Canal da Choice no YouTube, na Playlist “Inteligência Espiritual & Espiritualidade | Por diversas lentes e aproximações”. As palavras aqui são parte transcrição, parte minha própria narrativa e parte, citações.

É preciso diferenciar a Inteligência Espiritual das demais linhas de inteligência, é preciso diferenciá-la de religião e espiritualidade e é preciso acima de tudo, enxergá-la como um tipo específico de engajamento espiritual, diferente da Experiência Espiritual. Estes dois tipos de engajamento com questões do espírito nos são trazidos neste curto e elucidativo vídeo, de aproximadamente 8 minutos.

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Love is a bird with two wings…

Por Marcia Poppe, em 13/11/2020.

“Love is a bird with two wings. One wing is wisdom, the other one is compassion. If either wing is broken, the bird cannot fly.”

Inspired by this Buddhist saying, author Cindy Wigglesworth defined her concept of Spiritual Intelligence: the ability to behave with wisdom and compassion, while maintaining inner and outer peace, regardless of the situation.

When you look at it from a behavioral perspective, SQ becomes more tangible and therefore, it is easier to understand that it can actually be developed and also measured. Have you ever wondered about where you are at this intelligence? What about emotional intelligence? Are you satisfied with your EQ competencies?

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Becoming fully human

Por Marcia Poppe, em 02/11/2020.

“Becoming fully human is a great adventure – one that requires us to grow and stretch ourselves.  Do you too feel the call to grow?” – This is how author Cindy Wigglesworth begins Chapter One of her book “SQ21: The 21 Skills of Spiritual Intelligence”, published in 2012.

Spiritual Intelligence, as she defines, is “the ability to behave with wisdom and compassion, while maintaining inner and outer peace, regardless of the situation”. If this sounds quite difficult, it’s because it is. Yet, it is not impossible.

We all learn and grow from the moment we are born, so why not keep developing ourselves and evolving consciously after reaching adult life?

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