"Spiritual intelligence is the human capacity to ask ultimate questions
about the meaning of life; and to experience simultaneously the seamless
connection between each of us and the world in which we live."
The quest for more meaning in everyday life appears in all of us at one time or another. In fact, spirituality can be the touchstone of our lives -- a single reliable constant that sustains us through life's most trying moments. Using the current theories of multiple intelligences as his springboard, Dr. Wolman began his research into the personal nature of spirituality with the belief that each of us is spiritual and has a distinctive "spiritual intelligence." His new book, Thinking with Your Soul: Spiritual Intelligence and Why It Matters, offers crucial insights into this most important of intelligences and how we can make it work for ourselves.
In Thinking with Your Soul, Dr. Wolman presents his ground breaking system for describing significant areas of spirituality in people's lives, without reference to specific religious ideology. His innovative creation, The PsychoMatrix Spirituality Inventory (PSI), has been taken by over six thousand men and women to date. After carefully studying their responses, Dr. Wolman identified the seven factors that comprise human spiritual experience and behavior: Divinity, Mindfulness, Intellectuality, Community, Extrasensory Perception, Childhood Spirituality, and Trauma.
Thinking with Your Soul gives you the chance to take the PSI and examine the resulting profile of your spiritual energy and awareness. Understanding our spiritual "make up," strengths, and limitations is crucial to being able to see and improve our interpersonal relationships and our relationship to the world. This insight into our behavior, internal experience, and empathy for the experience of others gives us a conscious context for our actions and choices. In addition to catalyzing spiritual and self-reflection, Thinking with Your Soul is also a thoughtful inquiry into the spiritual dimension of life, its past treatment by the scientific and psychological communities, and its place in the 21st Century.
"This is the book we have been waiting for. Wolman's well-researched
spirituality inventory, which the reader will surely enjoy filling out and
scoring, is a practical method for understanding how our spiritual
intelligence impacts our job, relationships, health and worldview. His
brilliant understanding of how the heart and mind coordinate to produce
spiritual intelligence may be the most important information we could have
for leading creative, moral and happy lives."
"...an intriguing and provocative effort to describe and measure spiritual
"Richard Wolman bridges the gap between ethereal spirituality and
everyday lived reality. With skill and savvy, he helps us measure our own
spiritual maturity and chart a course for future growth. This book is a
"Thinking With Your Soul is an elegantly written, wonderfully engaging book
that integrates broad scholarship with down-to-earth self-insight. It is a
rare book on spirituality, which will appeal both to people who consider
themselves spiritual or religious and those who do not, as it works its way
through the evolutionary and biological underpinnings of spiritual
experience, the wide variety of ways people have expressed spiritual impulses
throughout the history of our species, and the ways all of us try to make
meaning in our lives".
"Dr. Wolman has gathered, from an incredibly wide variety of sources,
insights about intelligences and breaks new ground in asserting an
intelligence born of spiritual insights and perceptions. The "PsychoMatrix
Spirituality Inventory" he developed as a way to assess seven aspects of
spirituality is an important new tool. Thinking With Your Soul is a handbook
for effective uses of the PSI. It gives clergy, academics, mental health
professionals, and business leaders brilliant ways of understanding a
"spiritual intelligence," which will surely add new and vital insight to
institutions and individuals seeking a fuller and more fulfilled life."
It is about time to begin to investigate the realm of the spirit more
analytically. Dr. Wolman and his development of the PsychoMatrix Spirituality
Inventory (PSI) brings a brilliant and useful way to more deeply understand
our spiritual lives. Anyone wanting to explore this part of life should read
this valuable book and take the thought-provoking PSI.
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