Let’s start with debunking the current world view, that intelligence is inborn. We are all born tabula raza… a blank slate.
Your intelligence depends on the number of large chunks, neural connections permanently formed in your brain firing together automatically. Those chunks are created in learning.
Reality has two parts: the visible reality, the part that can be perceived by anyone, and the invisible reality that is governed by the invisible dynamics… that you actually need to learn to see.
The invisible reality is an iceberg: the visible part provides clues for the invisible part: that there is something invisible yet real. Depending on how you look at the visible part, through what vantage point, you are going to see different aspects of the invisible. One of the ways, one of the vantage points to look through is the learning to learn course.
The principle of intelligence is: the more problem solving chunks your brain has, i.e. the more neural connections you have, or speaking in transformational technology terms: the more distinctions you have, the more difficult problems you can solve.
Life is full of difficult problems that you can either solve or you suffer. The most pain comes from other people.
When I measure how many spiritual capacities you have active in your DNA, the correlation between the number of spiritual capacities, the number of distinctions, and success in life is obvious, although the why isn’t quite obvious… yet.
What qualifies a “spiritual” teacher to teach, is that they are one step ahead of their students, one lesson…
At least that is what I thought until this morning.
But… Continue reading “Capacities, distinctions, intelligence, and success in life: strong correlation.”