Sunday, March 3, 2024

Self awareness is a key component of spiritual intelligence.


After a person is born the person is socialized and conditioned first by the family and secondly by the society into which they are born. The ego tells the person that their thoughts, feelings, values, and practices are their own when in fact these thoughts, feelings, values, and practices are borrowed from others. 

It is not until a person can see through this conditioning that they start to have a mind of their own, are able to stand on their own two feet, and take clear and definite stands on what they actually do know, feel, value, and make decisions to do.

If a person is asked, "What makes you tick?" most people can't tell you. They are sleeping. They say what they think the questioner wants to hear or what the conventional norms and attitudes of the society say is the right thing belief, feeling, value, and practice.

Osho tells us that he wants people to understand their own functioning and think for themselves not based on their conditioning. This self awareness, and self responsibility is a major component of spiritual intelligence. To what extent does a person understand their own functioning and take responsibility for it? Low, medium, high?

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