Body Intelligence versus The Intellect: Which is the Greater?

Of course a complex question and these are not the forums for complex questions, merely the soil to plant seeds, have some discussion perhaps and move on. The real work is the work on ourselves, not the work of proving our point superior to others. Many go to the grave, trying to save the world, but forget to save themselves; the product of a distorted understanding of the real message of any religion.

When it comes to instinct which is all but forgotten, nature has taken this in its own hands, and whenever we impose our own beliefs and intellect on our body, then all our natural instincts will be messed up and we're only left with perversions.

All the religions have been doing this for millennia and all religions have been against the enjoyment of the body which is why we're mostly so hung up in the head.

If people accept the desires of the body, the naturalness of the body, then this attitude alone will help them tremendously. It will nourish heart, sharpen focus and intelligence and give an innocence of the child and of the animal. You don't see small children or animals hung up in the head now, do you?

All nourishment for the intellect comes from the body ( where else ) and if the body is in an unnatural state, not only will it be diseased (as a general rule only of course) but our intelligence, heart and emotions will also be at odds with reality and will make it more difficult to be at ease.

This lack of recognition of the source will have a whip lash effect of course. A harmony of body, mind and heart will lead us back to our centre, slowly and surely and the power of the intellect can then be utilised in the service of humanity, not before.

When there is disharmony of heart, body and intellect, then all intelligence flies out the window because without the intrinsic intelligence of the body recognised, accepted and embraced, all that will come from any of us will be a war of words. A war of course within ourselves and then inflicted on everyone around us, for their own good of course.

A wise person is one who has accepted the wisdom of the body and who uses it in the service of her quest for truth, love and beauty. Intellect on its own is cruel, cold and egoistic and without compassion and understanding is a waste of a person's energy and intelligence.

Sam











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Nigel Temple

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Body Intelligence versus The Intellect: Which is the Greater?

Hi Sam Well, I guess it depends on what your definition of 'intelligence' is. All the best, Regards Nigel Marketing consultant, speaker and author www.nigeltemple.com Tel: +44 (0)1628 773128 Skype: nigeltemple ***** Founder of The Marketing Compass - join for free and discover 101 ways to attract more customers *****

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Andreas Wiedow

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Body Intelligence versus The Intellect: Which is the Greater?

Mens sana in corpore sano . . . Whereas this was often abused with wrong interpretations me thinks, I from a personal limited point of view experience(d) that when I exercise my body and get flashes of magic moments such as energy flows, postures I am able to do from one second to another or can feel ease in desired regions of the body whilst I am breathing somewhere else . . . then all this reminds me from what I learned and 'know' about nature and yoga. Watch the animals after wake-up exercise their body. Stretching and all that. Then you know it all. Think about how apnoea divers reach for humans formerly unthinkable depths

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Tedora F. Vohs

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Body Intelligence versus The Intellect: Which is the Greater?

Body Intelligence? I say, you have it or not.. Human body has its own special language. Would we otherwise reject the people with excellent ideas or Books who do not attract us by their appearance or vice versa? I like for example the facial and the body expression of Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh very much although I am not interrested in his philosophy or books at all. Dear Sam, in your case .. You're lucky to be able and to be satisfied in both. not everyone has that much luck. ;-) Warm regards Tedora Your diverse, intuitive, spiritual conflict resolver- Spirit Coaching Spirituelle Beratung für den Blick fürs Wesentliche Imitationen werben immer für Originale. Blitze treffen immer die höchsten Stellen. Ein fruchtreicher Obstbaum wird am meisten gesteinigt.

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Mick Say

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Body Intelligence versus The Intellect: Which is the Greater?

Hi Sam - all I am afraid that this subject is beyond my scope of knowledge - but it makes we worry a little because I have a terrible diet and precious little exercise, I have worked 18 hours a day for the past few years - but I feel intellectually enhanced for the experience of rapid and constant learning I have experienced during this time. Not sure if this is normal ? Great piece Sam - Thanks - Mick Mick Saywww.onlinemarketingacademy.uk.com We Specialise in Meaningful web 2.0 Website Design and Hosting.We Create Online Marketing Platforms Developed for the Social WebCall me : 0044 7719 061 835 Email: mick@micksay.com

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Victoria Bullis

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Body Intelligence versus The Intellect: Which is the Greater?

victoria@victoriabullis.com Responding to the title, not the content of the blog: body intelligence is intuitive. Intellect--much is acquired information/data/perception. All the best to you, Victoria

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Sam Borrett

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of course I meant "upon whom," in case I offended anyone's sensibilities. Sam Borrett Performance Coach ( Business - Company ), Personal /Corporate Mentor, Trainer, Life Constellations Mentoring4Change Facebook Fan Page

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Sam Borrett

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Body Intelligence versus The Intellect: Which is the Greater?

Stuarte, as children we were rooted in our bodies, senses and sensitivity. As we "grew" up ( not really growing ) we lost that capacity of integration as we all fell prey to the pressure of society to listen to our minds. As a consequence everyone ( no exceptions ) runs their whole life until otherwise "educated" as a mind and everyone more or less is hung up in the head/ Forgive me if this sounds a bit dogmatic, however the whole society and our education plays so much significance on the mind ( not mindfulness ) that whether someone is educated or not they are subject to the vagaries and weight of their own mind. According to my experience working with all people, all nations, all types, no-one is hard-wired for this integration but everyone can easily learn if they want. Most people don't want as they think they already know the cause of their own problems. The cause of their own problems is of course their own mind, the companion of last resort and the greatest problem creating factory in the world. Sam Borrett Performance Coach, Trainer, Real Estate, Mentor, Lawyer, Facilitator, Life Constellations Mentoring4Change Jupiter Properties Pty. Ltd. PO Box 241 Brunswick Heads, NSW, 2483 Australia

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RealSteveHolmes Fading away soon

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Body Intelligence versus The Intellect: Which is the Greater?

Head people lack sufficient feeling to have a real ethical system. Intuition and empathy are a matters of feeling, a nice word which sits perfectly at the boundary between mind and body. Head people commit horrible crimes because their reason tell them it's OK whereas if they could imagine the pain they are creating they might desist. Heart people don't bother getting the details to a point of certainty because they think having intended something is enough. A person needs both. READ MORE AT TAKE HEART

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Katie-Ellen Hazeldine

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Body Intelligence versus The Intellect: Which is the Greater?

I agree that intelligence resides in the body, not only inside the skull. The spinal cord is a great intelligence motorway. Someone in great pain can learn to self-distract, to go into another 'room' within themselves, to free themselves up from the oppression of spirit that chronic pain can otherwise create. This distraction might be physical, emotional or intellectual or imaginative in expression. This 'escape capability' might be seen as 'anti-integration,' but it provides a breathing space for a mind labouring under the oppression of chronic body pain, and perhaps in turn this rests the body, not to have the mind over focussed on what is currently 'wrong' with it.' Binaural sound, Stuarte, is thought to be one tool for 'self-teaching' integration.

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Stuart Harris

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Body Intelligence versus The Intellect: Which is the Greater?

A dear friend of mine, utterly brilliant in several domains, has lived most of his life somehow detached from his physical self. I used to joke that the only use he had for his body was to keep his head off the ground. This raises the question: Is body awareness and integration something that can be learned? Futurist What's Now, What's Next

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