Deeper Level of Intelligence

Most people use mostly their acquired knowledge and adopt a “take the bull by the horns” approach to tackle challenges and move up in the world. But a few use their inner intelligence to overcome challenges…

According to Deepak Chopra, tapping into and then acting on this inner intelligence creates far less stress than using acquired knowledge only. It also expands your imagination, putting you in a transcendent state that creates miracles.

There are two kinds of intelligence: one acquired,
as a child in school memorizes facts and concepts
from books and from what the teacher says,
collecting information from the traditional
sciences as well as from the new sciences.

With such intelligence you rise in the world.
You get ranked ahead or behind others
in regard to your competence in retaining
information. You stroll with this intelligence
in and out of fields of knowledge, getting always more
marks on your preserving tablets.

There is another kind of tablet, one
already completed and preserved inside you.
A spring overflowing its springbox. A freshness
in the center of the chest. This other intelligence
does not turn yellow or stagnate. It’s fluid,
and it doesn’t move from outside to inside
through the conduits of plumbing-learning.

This second knowing is a fountainhead
from within you, moving out.

Source: Poems by Rumi

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