For reflective purposes, please consider these two questions as a way to understand the value of exploring spiritual intelligence or compassion and wisdom:
What transformation do I want to affect me?
Why am I uncomfortable in my life despite the greater wisdom and increased skillset that I possess at this time?
What is this about?
There are several types of human intelligence, including physical (PQ), cognitive (IQ), emotional (EQ), and spiritual (SQ). These can be developed relatively independently. Spiritual Intelligence is a multiplier and impacts the quality of each of the other intelligences. Excellence in one does not necessarily mean that you are proficient in the others.
Spiritual intelligence is the place and space in our lives as human beings to seek and understand values, our worth and most importantly our sense of meaning in all that we understand, how we act and interact with others, and ultimately, the sense and act of compassion and the wisdom we bring to all that is and that matters in our lives. In essence, this may be identified as our sense of love for our selves and for others.
Spiritual intelligence calls on us for the integration of the inner life of our mind and spirit (essence, soul, and other words that culturally reflect this idea) with the outer life of work in our world. This can be cultivated through questing, inquiry and practice.
Our spiritual maturity is expressed through our wisdom and our compassionate action in our communities and our groups or organizations that we lead.