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Spiritual intelligence enhancement and stress management

  1. 1. WHY??????? ?????????? ultimate concern
  2. 2. “WHY IS A PROCESS OF ENGANGING SELF WITH THE UNLIMTED FIELD OF INTELLIFENCE THAT WE CALL SI”
  3. 3. An analysis of Spiritual Intelligence and its role in Stress Management Presented by Jaison Mammen jaisnm@gmail.com at UGC SPONSEORED NATIONAL SEMINAR ONSPIRITUAL INTELLIGENCE-A PARADIGM FOR HOLISITIC DEVELOPMENT AMONG LEANERS ORGANIZED NY N.S.S TRAINING COLLEGE,CHANGANACHERRY,KERALA,INDIA
  4. 4. Spirituality can refer to an ultimate or an socalled immaterial reality; an inner path enabling a person to discover the essence of their being; or the “deepest values and meanings by which people live.
  5. 5. spirituality as the domain of ultimate concern, then everyone is spiritual because everyone has ultimate concerns
  6. 6. Spirituality brings the eminence of aliveness which sparks inquiry, dreams, introspection, insights, empathy, creative expression, earnest endeavours, and vividness. It opens us to real meaning of life. Spirituality is the filament that runs through our life, bringing optimism, concern thankfulness, audacity, peace, sense of purpose and meaning to life.
  7. 7. Spiritual intelligence (SI) is that intelligence which is required when a person begin to open up to his spirit’s journey and to quest for a greater perceptive of life. It develops a sense of self that is not the result of ideas and experience. It is beyond character, it is the natural genius of living that everyone is heir to.
  8. 8. SI is the intelligence with which we balance meaning and value for life and place our lives in a wider context. It is conceptualized as the ultimate intelligence or the necessary foundation for the effective functioning of both IQ & EQ (Zohar & Marshall, 2000)..
  9. 9. Spiritual intelligence implies a capacity for a deep understanding of existential questions and insight into multiple levels of consciousness. Spiritual intelligence also implies awareness of spirit as the ground of being or as the creative life force of existence. (Vaughan, F., 200
  10. 10. The term ‘God- spot’ in brain is used as a scientific taxonomy. So there is vacant sphere in men only to be filled by ultimate reality- the supreme Soul.
  11. 11. V. S. Ramachandran and his team at the University of California to identify a particular, very special spot in the human brain. With the help of latest medical technology, ‘Positron Emission Topography’ was used in locating this spot among neural connections in the temporal lobes of the brain; whenever research subjects were exposed to discuss about spiritual or religious topics, the lighting up of neural areas near that particular spot was noted on scans taken with ‘positron emission topography’; hence, the term ‘God- spot’ to refer to this particular location in the brain
  12. 12. Elements of SI The major Elements of SI are Self-concept, Agility, Empathy, Contentment, Dedication, Being Vision and value led, Approach to Pain and Pleasure, Leadership, spirituality of death
  13. 13. Self-concept. Investigation of personal beliefs about who and what we think we are is an important part of spiritual inquiry. The focus on a single question, “Who am I?”
  14. 14. Agility: The ability of a person to adapt to new situations and evolve as a human being and not being rigid about one’s attitude and expectations from life
  15. 15. Contentment: It is the state of accepting one's situation or life with equanimity and satisfaction. Contentment not only confined me of living but during death also.
  16. 16. .Dedication: complete and whole hearted devotion to goodness and supreme wisdom
  17. 17. Empathy: Reflecting fellow being situation in more compassionate way is reflection of purity of heart.
  18. 18. Approach to Pain and Difficulty: Learning and growing from mistakes, setbacks, and suffering are essential spiritual qualities. Attitude to see problem into project leads to holistic approach to life. All things happened in one’s life are the betterment and refinement of spiritual nner being.
  19. 19. Relation with God: Relation with God enhances meaning and value in life. It is state of being representative of God in the world. Belief in the fatherhood of God leads to brotherhood to fellow being.
  20. 20. Facing Ultimate Reality Life is a voyage which moves from material reality to ultimate reality. Spiritually intelligent one considers death as a natural phenomenon in which the quintessence of body – soul would not be perished.
  21. 21. It is the composure and feeling of satisfaction during the time of death. Death is a reality, so sojourn of life are to be moulded to face this reality with calmness. It happens at any time. So to be more spiritual up to the last breath is the essence
  22. 22. To live spiritually intelligent means to be spiritually intelligent during the death also. To be accountability of one’s life’s action and belief.
  23. 23. Being vision and value led: Acting from principles and deep beliefs, and living accordingly
  24. 24. Leadership: Leadership is a relationship between two person in which one person seeks to influence the behaviour, attitude, vision, or values of another
  25. 25. Stress and Stress management Stress is a condition or feeling experienced when a person perceives that "demands exceed the personal and social resources the individual is able to mobilize." In short, it's what we feel when we think we've lost control of events
  26. 26. Stress management is a lifestyle, not a single event that incorporates daily physical and mental health and lifelong learning of new skills to become more competent at responding to the demands of life.
  27. 27. SI and Stress Management Those who have high SI can adjust any kind perilous situation in life; they can see a cause effect relation in any circumstances. Through SI can convert stress into a positive Force for change.
  28. 28. Strategies for Enhancing SI and Stress Management Skills •Individual Prayer And Group Prayer •Listening spiritual disclosure and hymen •Singing spiritual songs •Spiritual mentoring •Meditating holy book •Spiritual Modeling •Listening Spiritual experience •Empathetic Practices •Spiritual Counseling •Spiritual Skit Acting •Listening Voice

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