Spiritual intelligence is the ability of a person to connect with his spirit or inner being.
The greater the spiritual intelligence of a person, the greater will be his ability to transcend the problems or difficulties presented to him in life, as well as the demands of the ego such as those of wanting to be better than others and, therefore, his Sense of tranquility, peace and well-being.
Today where stress is a part of our lives, especially in the business world where high competition and constant changes in the market constantly generate anxiety and tension, it becomes almost a necessity to have a high spiritual intelligence.
And so, in this article we present 4 principles that
By applying them will help you increase your spiritual intelligence, and with it to enjoy all the benefits it offers:
Practicing meditation is the first thing we can do to increase our spiritual intelligence.
The practice of meditation allows us to increase our sense of tranquility, to be more tolerant of the problems or difficulties that come before us, to react better to the tense moments, and to increase our energy, creativity and intuition.
There are several ways to meditate, but a common way is to sit comfortably with your back straight, close your eyes, and focus our attention on something in the environment (for example, in silence) or in us (for example, in our breathing ), Always taking into account the purpose of meditation which is to reduce our thoughts.
It is advisable to start meditating for about 10 minutes every day when you wake up, and gradually increase meditation time, taking into account that the greater this, the greater the benefits that we will get.
Practicing meditation is not a simple task since it is not easy to reduce our thoughts with which we have identified all of life; However, in addition to taking into account the benefits it offers, there are some tips that can help us get started in your practice.
Here are some tips to help you get started in meditation practice:
-Take a meditation course or seek a meditation teacher: taking a meditation course or looking for a meditation teacher will allow you to get enough motivation to start your practice, but it will also allow you to learn the technique well.
-Try several techniques of meditation: if with a meditation technique you feel that you don´t get the expected results, try other techniques until you find the one indicated, taking into account that there are several techniques whose results vary from person to person.
-Practice full consciousness: If it is difficult for you to practice meditation, try to start practicing mindfulness (which we will see below), which is easier to practice and allows us to achieve almost the same results.
Another way to increase our spiritual intelligence is to practice mindfulness.
Mindfulness is actually a form of meditation in the sense that it involves focusing our attention on something in order to reduce our thoughts, but unlike a traditional meditation, it can always be performed at all times That we don´t have to use our mind.
The practice of full consciousness allows us to obtain almost the same benefits of meditation, but also allows us to live the present moment and thus fully enjoy this, in addition to achieving greater efficiency in what we are doing at the time of practicing it.
In order to practice full consciousness we must focus our attention on something in the environment (for example, in a landscape) or in us (for example, in our emotions) without interpreting or judging, but simply adopting a position of observer, always taking into account The goal of the full consciousness that is to silence the mind.
As in the case of meditation, practicing full consciousness is not a simple task since it is not easy to silence the mind; However, it is only a question of practicing it every time we remember to do it, until it gradually becomes part of our lives.
The following are some examples of how to practice full consciousness:
When walking, gradually focus on parts of your body, for example, first on your feet, then on your legs, and so on until you reach your head; Then in your whole body, and then in your body and at the same time in something in the environment.
When eating something focus on the texture of the food, the sound that comes from chewing it, and how it passes through your throat and esophagus, without interpreting whether it is rich or cold or hot, but simply feeling the experience of eating it.
When taking a shower focus on the water covering your head, scattering in your body and down your feet, and how it makes contact with your body, without judging whether it is cold or hot, but simply feeling the experience of bathing.
Control the ego
One characteristic of people with high spiritual intelligence is that they have good control of their ego.
By controlling the ego, we stop worrying about what others say or think about us, about exhausting our energy in comparing ourselves or wanting to be better than others, and looking for recognition or admiration, and getting angry or feeling bad when we don´t get them.
But in addition, by controlling the ego we project humility and generate confidence before our workers, unlike someone with an elevated ego that usually projects arrogance and generate fear, tension and distrust.
Controlling the ego does not mean that we strive to eradicate it from our lives, but we accept it as something in ourselves, but we don´t let it be the one who determines our actions and decisions, or how we feel at a certain moment.
Controlling the ego is often a difficult task, especially in the business world where we are always taught to be better than others to succeed; However, in addition to taking into account their benefits there are some tips that can help us with this task.
Here are some tips to help you control your ego:
Practice meditation and full consciousness: the practice of meditation and full consciousness helps us to control the ego because through these we reduce the thoughts coming from the ego, we find our true self, and we are aware of our connection with everyone else.
Be aware that we are all going to die: be aware that death is imminent, and that in the light of this it makes no sense to waste our time in wanting to be better than others, or angry or feeling bad when someone offends us, Speaks or thinks ill of us.
Be alert to its appearance: be alert to its appearance, and as soon as you are aware of it (for example, when suddenly you find yourself criticizing or speaking badly of someone, or bragging about your achievements before others) simply watch it until it disappears.
Another characteristic of people with a high coefficient of spiritual intelligence is that they have a high sense of detachment.
By detachment we stop forcing things to be as we want them to be, and stop mourning and suffering when we don´t achieve our goals or get the expected results; But in addition, paradoxically, we draw to ourselves the situations and people that help us achieve what we want.
Taking detachment does not mean that we stop setting goals and striving to achieve them, but we still do this, but we don´tt worry about results anymore, nor do we regret when they are not as we expected.
Having detachment also does not mean that we stop trying to succeed or money, but we are still looking for them in order to live comfortably and give us our tastes from time to time, but we are no longer obsessed with these.
As in the case of ego control, detachment is often a difficult task, especially in the business world where, if you stop being competitive, competitors can not only overcome you but also get you out of the market; However, in addition to taking into account their benefits there are some tips that can help us with this task.
The following are some tips that will help you to have detachment:
-Practice meditation and full consciousness: the practice of meditation and full consciousness helps us to have detachment because it allows us to stop worrying about the past and the future, and to live the present moment; And to silence our minds and desires that arise in this.
-Be aware that we are all going to die: be aware that death is imminent, and that in the light of this it does not make sense to obsess about achieving goals, have prestige or accumulate things that in the end we are not going to take with us .
-Be aware that everything is ephemeral: be aware that everything in life, whether good or bad is ephemeral, for example, success, from which nothing assures us that it will last for a long time, or the satisfaction of having achieved something, Which in a short time usually becomes a new need or desire.
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