the contemplative state of mind is rather a state of being and a way of living. It is about giving and receiving, listening and making sounds, stillness and movement, breath and no-breath.
Why CQ is more important than EQ and IQ is because your ability to think emotionally, rationally and wisely requires Contemplative Intelligence (CQ) not the intellect or knowledge
Early in the Spiritual Story of the Velveteen Rabbit that you see below, the Rabbit meets the Skin Horse who consciously awakens the rabbit when he explains, “Real isn’t how you were made, it’s a thing that happens to you.”
Ever thought what the most powerful words ever strung together in a sentence may be? This prayer in it’s naked and true form may be just that combination.
“So don’t hide from yourself, says Mark L Lockwood…You will hide both the good and the bad without even knowing you are doing it….you are on a journey to find reality, and thus an authentic self that will experience reality. You need more than your intellect, you need a body, mind, soul, emotions and your sacred, spiritual self as well”.