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Sustainable Intelligence

I’m mostly surrounded by people who I perceive as very smart. This makes talking to them so pleasant. How do we establish  intelligence? In what context does for e.g. IQ and and other comparison metrics make sense?

I realised that even though both include “intelligence”, I value collaborative intelligence higher than competitive intelligence, because it makes more fun to work together like that, no matter what the actual topic is about. Does the way to  phrase it like this even make sense, is the competition/collaboration part of the intelligence, or part of traits or spirit of the person? In any case I even like (board) games that are collaborative much  better, then competitive ones and some friends even say it’s no fun to play those games with me, since I have a hard time playing “mean” or “edgy”. I understand there are use cases for all kind of intelligence, I just happen to prefer and feel more at ease with collaborative ones. So search for intelligence within myself and others leads me to the question: What do I need for a good collaboration?

  • Check on vocabulary, meanings and definitions.
  • Dealing with differences –  addressing resistance – for e.g.:  via systemic consensing
  • The willingness and ability  to use higher quality or more recent information as soon as it is available.
  • Empathy

At this point I want to plug my  friend Wolfgang Lukas, who is researching and offering contemplative collaboration, a project to support improved well-being and efficiency  in scientific and other  complex projects.

welcome and less welcome parts

Shame…
that some parts of us
are no good.
Shall not be seen.
Are to be hidden.
Are damaging to others
Make us unlovable.

Cultural norms; loud voices; beliefs
have an important say about the names of those unloved, unwanted parts.

Anger; negativity; emotionality;
emotions that differ from those who are welcome by us, or people close to us.

To spend time with people who are able to witness you,
in those states, those parts of you,
can be a very powerful path towards
integrating those parts; connecting; healing

wholesome beings!

I’m a very happy being to have such presences in my life.

how courage always pays

Whenever I’m courageous and the outcome of my courage
is not the “best” possible variant of all worlds,
so to say, the fulfillment of my expectation,
I was still courageous.
I did my part.
I walked the extra mile

Enjoying the rain…

I was idling indoors, when suddenly through my open balcony door I heard the rain to start pouring cats and dogs. There I felt it: the urge to run out into the rain and play. I was running splashingly through small lakes of water, literally wetting my pants.
I jumped up and down, giggled like a child “throwing” the water with my feet as far as I could. *splishy*splashy*

My feet were burning from the sensations it’s been quite a while since I last ran. I felt the rain on my skin, the water trickling down my head, the air burning in my lungs, I smelt, felt and became rain.
After a thorough Tai Chi session I returned home.
Warm rain and that mood: what an amazing, spontaneous and lovely artist date.

complaint free world challenge

I got down to one switch per day, yay!

That means I complain at average once a day.

I already went 24 hours complaint free.

honk if you’re happy!

I got the book “A Complaint Free World” (The 21-day challenge that will change your life) by Will Bowen on the 11th of July. As soon as the book arrived I got myself a braclet at a phamarcy. So what is it about? Everytime I complain I switch my braclet to the other wrist. And in the last days, I started switching it less and less. I’m looking forward to the first complaint free day. *honk*honk*. It’s an inspiring and highly recommendable book.

One of my favorite stories you find in it is about a guy who put up a sign: “honk if you’re happy” near his house. This was during a diffcult times in his life. And this small idea brought so much positivity, happiness and gratitude to his and other peoples lives. Foreigners visited him, because they wanted to know about the sign, good things just kept happening. *honk*honk*. I just ordered a bunch of complaintfree wristbands, feel free to ask me for one in about 3 weeks from now.

bits of laugh

a smile from within,
a laugh never without,
the sommersault of the loving soul,
I leave this perfumed labyrinth of kisses.

oneness

How the logs crackle and click

How the oven pounds, licks

How homely warmth feels

How sparks whirl like fen fires

How friendly the cows graze

How majestic the mountains throne

How glistening and entirely the fog devours us

How good it feels to abandon convenience

How the woods smell and rustle

How flowers give their loveliness

to the wondering eye that dwells

How we experience nature anew

and awe for the wonders of creation

How sparkling this chilly wetness tumbles down our throats

How fresh the wind is whizzing around our ears

How calm our fluttering soul becomes

who warms herself on the quiet of the land

contemplation

As we become quiet and lucid

As we become transformed and anew for this eternal moment

Black Polished Chrome (Latino Chrome)

The music was new black polished chrome And came over the summer like liquid night. The DJ’s took pills to stay awake and play for seven days They went to the studio And someone knew him Someone knew the TV showman

He came to our homeroom party and played records And when he left in the hot noon sun and walked to his car We saw the chooks had written F‑U‑C‑K on his windshield He wiped it off with a rag and smiling cooly drove away He’s rich. Got a big car.

My gang will get you Scenes of rape in the arroyo Seduction in cars, abandoned buildings Fights at the food stand The dust the shoes Open shirts and raised collars Bright sculptured hair.

Hey man, you want girls, pills, grass? C’mon… I show you good time. This place has everything. C’mon… I show you.

(c) Jim Morrison – An American Prayer – The Doors

 

 

Doing Elephants (not that way)

If been to a really entertaining birthday party last weekend.
Since the hosts are working on their thesis, many acedemics came.
They even asked the guests to submit a paper, which three people did,
the papers even got rated (nerds!).

And then there was this study. Someone came up with the idea, that one should “Do an elephant”.
Actually this is about body language, so valued reader, what would you do to resemble an elephant?

The outcome of the study was, that German speaking people hold their nose and slip their other hand
through the loop, then they wave. We had people who flutterted their hands as ears,
some did a more egyptian style elephant, others just did noises.
Ok, one Swiss guy didn’t get the “nose holding” right, but all others did.

The German speaking versionother cultures / languagesnot German speak, more egypt style

Gosh that was fun.