Lifted all this from the big wide web.
First came IQ, the standard world of “smarts”, and the domination of the role our brains and minds play in a world focused on skills and productivity.
Then came EQ, or Emotional Intelligence, and people took notice as we discovered that the attributes of EQ are what we truly care about and are moved by.
EQ is the capacity to understand people, motivate them and bring out their best…especially under pressure. Which in today’s world, there is no shortage of. When we think of great leaders, sports coaches or personas of global influence like Gandhi or Mandela we are moved by their apparent level of EQ. And now, there is undeniable research that proves our next frontier is HQ, or Heart Intelligence.
HQ is a flow of presence, awareness, understanding and intuition that starts from the heart and sends messages to the brain creating an alignment, or coherence, between the mind and emotions.
It turns out that the heart is actually the aligning power between mind and emotions and is often privy to knowledge, wisdom, solutions and threats long before the mind. It’s the level of intelligence that we often overlook as perception, and not necessarily as “real”.
It is the realm of, not only intuition, but also instinct, inspiration, and, most importantly, INSIGHT. This is a super power that everyone needs more access to for anything from clear, split second decisions that change lives, to larger visions of meaning, purpose and creativity.
But HOW do we access it? Where does it come from? Why do we “feel” it in our bodies when we get tapped into its power?