SQ Spiritual Intelligence the Ultimate Intelligence – I'm starting to read the book of this title, by Danah Zohar and Ian Marshall, published in 2000. Moving on from IQ and Emotional Intelligence, businesses – and those who coach in business – have been becoming more interested in SQ over the last few years.
Have any of my readers engaged with this subject?
It is with some sadness that I record that our Team Rector's wife Janet died yesterday morning after being ill for some while. She was gently competent and always keenly interested in people and will be greatly missed.
I find myself leading more worship services in church, to provide cover, and it is a privilege to do so.
Today is the 22nd Anniversary of my adult conversion to Christianity at Mission Newbury – 25th May 1986, and it was a Sunday then too.
Somehow I was attracted to an advert for this event on Newbury Racecourse on that Sunday evening – even though I had no idea what a “Mission Newbury” was, and was not consciously aware that I wanted to do something about my dormant Christian faith.
On arrival I remember the parking attendants telling me that I was going to have a great evening (in my experience they don't usually behave like that, but are more likely to growl or order you around!) and walking into the vast marqee and being caught up by the enthusiastic singing of modern Christian songs such as I had not heard before.
Somewhere in the middle of the talk by Revd. Colin Urquhart I felt as if I had been “hit between the eyes” by God with the thought that God accepted me, but I was not good at accepting other people.
Leaving that meeting, after talking to people who wanted to pray with me, I felt a new energy and enthusiasm which I can only describe as being like a spring lamb.
With hindsight this event changed my life, and has been the start of a whole series of new adventures, supported by a loving God.
I recommit myself to this ongoing journey.
Happily we had bright enough weather on Saturday to enjoy a repeat visit to the festival. We enjoyed the many busking morris dancers on the High Street, and the action in the arena (below). We returned for further great concerts that evening. Click on the photos for more details.
I'm very much enjoying the Change Leadership and Coaching Course that I am doing with the Wilsher Group in Corsham.
It is an eight day course and I have just completed the second set of three days, and there are two more to go.
There is a great balance of theory and practice, to further develop coaching skills. I am also enjoying the content on the ways people learn, which has been a gap in my previous studying.