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Two Kinds of Intelligence
There are two kinds of intelligence: one acquired
as a child in school memorizes facts and concepts
from books and from what the teacher say,
collecting information from the traditional sciences
as well as from the new sciences.

With such intelligence you rise in the world.
You get ranked ahead or behind others
in regard to your competence in retaining
information. You stroll with this intelligence
in and out of fields of knowledge, getting always more
marks on your preserving tablets.

There is another kind of tablet, one
already completed and preserved inside you.
A spring overflowing its springbox. A freshness
in the center of the chest. This other intelligence
does not turn yellow or stagnate. It’s fluid,
and it doesn’t move from outside to inside
through the conduits of plumbing-learning.

This second knowing is a fountainhead
from with you, moving out.

-Jellaludin Rumi

So often we think about degrees and knowledge as indicators of success. Degrees and knowledge do not bring happiness, contentment or the ability to create lasting relationships. It is when we are able to access the fountainhead of wisdom that each of us carries inside that we can find peace, personal power and passion.

When was the last time you sat quietly and allowed yourself to tap into your fountainhead of wisdom and peace?