Just as a computer and a phone have an operating system, so does our own awareness. The twin poles of attention represent the basic operating system of human awareness .
Twin Poles of Attention
- The twin poles of attention are the subject pole and the object pole At the object-pole is everything we are aware of, including thoughts, emotions, beliefs, perceptions, memories, hopes, ideas, self-image, etc. At the subject-pole of attention is feeling-awareness itself (or consciousness itself).
- The ego and the soul are located at opposite poles of attention. The ego is identified with the object-pole of attention (states of body and mind), and the soul is identified with the subject-pole of attention (feeling-awareness itself).
The ego is your body-mind self, or your false self. The ego is founded on identification with your body and mind at the object-pole of attention. The ego exercises IQ and EQ but has no access to
Qualities of the Ego
Being the ego means experiencing yourself as being your body and mind. The ego feels dissatisfied and insufficient, and constantly seeks satisfaction elsewhere, in the next experience, using this moment as a means to the next, and reacting to each moment from a state of lack.
Qualities of the Soul
Being the soul means experiencing yourself as being feeling-awareness itself (or consciousness itself). The native qualities of feeling-awareness itself are experienced at the subject-pole of attention in moments of presence in the form of wisdom, compassion, integrity, joy, love, creativity, and peace. Consequently, the soul does not seek satisfaction elsewhere, in the next experience, because the soul is already happy, and therefore does not use this moment as a means to the next. Instead of reacting from a state of lack, the soul therefore responds in each moment from a state of prior fulfilment.
- The ego and the soul use IQ and EQ for different purposes. The ego uses IQ and EQ for personal gain, in the constant search for compensation for the inevitable dissatisfaction of being the ego. But the intelligence of the soul has a different purpose. SQ uses IQ and EQ for the benefit of all, to express the native qualities of feeling-awareness itself, which are experienced at the subject-pole of attention in moments of presence, in the form of wisdom, compassion, integrity, joy, love, creativity, and peace.
From Ego to Soul
The essence of spiritual intelligence is the shift from false self to true self, from ego to soul, at the opposite pole of attention. The sq partal port is a simple three-step process that rapidly shifts from ego to soul, and thus activates spiritual intelligence.
Spiritual intelligence replaces the ego with the soul as the seat of personal identity and as the governor of IQ and EQ. Thus spiritual intelligence uses IQ and EQ, not from the ego, but from your true self as the soul. Consequently, SQ lives with wisdom, compassion, and integrity, which is the ultimate form of fulfilment.