What is Contemplation and the Power of Contemplative Intelligence

Contemplation is the art of healing stress and increasing performance beyond what we have ever imagined before. Listen to how CQ will help you scientifically transform neurological patterns that keep us stuck, ill or depressed. Increase emotional, psychological and spiritual wellbeing by practising laser focus coupled with proven mindfulness techniques.

Contemplative Intelligence

Contemplation teaches you to think about thinking and may be the highest form of intelligence that we have. It is a dance with the physical, psychological and the spiritual and has a tendency to heal people and then transform them. Many equate it to prayer or meditation. You might be surprised, however, to discover that you can practice contemplation while mindfully washing dishes, singing, being with a friend, or walking in a park.

Contemplation is simply being fully present in heart, mind, and body, to what is in a way ‘that’, that allows you to creatively respond and work toward what could beContemplation is both personal and communal, internal and external. It helps us let go of our usual, self-focused way of thinking and doing things so that our compassionate, connected, and creative self can emerge. Through contemplation we develop the capacity to witness our egoic motivations, bringing this awareness into our day-to-day actions and living with increased freedom and authenticity through deeper awareness of self, other and God. What is contemplation about? Well, imagine for a moment that you could be all-knowing. Where would that get you? Although we can’t be all knowing like God is, we can benefit from knowledge and wisdom. The more we have, the more we will benefit in all areas of our lives. So let’s not under rate it! At the very least it is a kind of self actualisation and God realization at depth.


Contemplative Intelligence is the ability and capacity to use our meta-cognitive abilities. It is about the conscious awareness of putting your physiology, psychology, emotions and spiritual aspects of yourself together in ecstatic motion. Contemplative Intelligence gives us the ability to recognise, understand, and executively manage our own mind, body and emotions and in so doing manage relationships and social interactions at an advanced level, that is above the norm. Contemplative Intelligence helps you with developing wisdom and advanced awareness and insight that helps you to reduce stress, stay present and recognise the reality (truth) of people, places, things, situations, conversations and events that are undistorted by subjective experience. Your intellect will not get you to where you need to be. This is why what has been referred to as some sort of awakening or shift is necessary to live life efficiently, purposefully and well. Something our ancestors in history have fallen very short of century after century. Having developed Contemplative Intelligence you will be able to take an endless self regulated and loving gaze at reality and naked truth exactly as they are, unhindered by personality or ego defence mechanisms.

Whilst in the life of the intellect ‘contemplation‘ refers to thinking profoundly about something, in the religious life contemplation is a kind of inner vision or seeing, transcendent of the intellect, facilitated by means of practices such as prayer or meditation. To our clients it refers to living an authentic life on purpose and with meaning. Contemplative practice is about ending your own suffering. It is about awareness and conscious involvement in living a good life on this planet. Even if you choose a simple one. Contemplative Intelligence work or therapy if you will, yields a kind of knowing which changes the whole of one’s life. Yep, expect changes physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. This movement of heart and mind, ignites a love stronger than anxiety, depression addictions or even death and illuminates the mind with the very splendors of God realization and self actualization.

Contemplative Intelligence is concerned with understanding why we do what we do and what we do not do that we want to do. It sets this conundrum straight once and for all. It moves us from one side of our brain across a trillion neurons and pathways to the other side of your “brainiverse.” A side where the miraculous is common place as shown to us by Christ, the Buddha, Gandhi and so many others who have managed to change the entire world in a few short purposeful years on earth. This intelligence is a part of the brain’s grey matter that allows you to create, thrive, overcome fear, uncertainty and then problem solve through applying new learning and imagination. Imagination which may have been unavailable or off-limits to you before.

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Published by Mark L Lockwood

Mark L Lockwood (BA)(Hons)(psy) teaches spiritual transformation and is the founder of Contemplative Intelligence. Author of The Power of Contemplative Intelligence, Autotherapy and Recovery Magic. Our work is about the science of finding your spiritual self.

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