Updated: Nov 10, 2022
We live in a fast-paced, complex world of technology and media, making it difficult to find peace of mind and balance. Learn about the Vowels of Intelligence; Artificial Intelligence, Emotional Intelligence, Intuitive Intelligence, Other Intelligence, and Underground Intelligence. These simple concepts can help us navigate the endless flood of information coming in from every angle, and help us to find a balanced sense of awareness in our ever-changing world.
Artificial Intelligence- intelligence of the artificial kind. The concept is that the computer has a way to mimic human intelligence, giving the machine artificial thought. Even though the computer's intelligence is FAKE, or artificial, the fact that we as living humans interact with it makes it possible to be 'real'. The computer can 'relate' to us, and we can relate with it, by design. We have real experiences with our machines every day; we live with them, and communicate with them- many people depend on artificial intelligence at this point.
We are emotionally attached to our machines, while they are not emotionally attached to us- because they have no emotions. This creates a fine line between supporting us, and controlling us. Electronic technology is being introduced into nearly every detailed aspect of our lives, from education to health. Your electronic profile is the 'new you', giving the computer an artificial idea of who yo are in an electronic world. The computer does not know you, nor do the corporations who design it. Your device is not designed to support freedom, it is designed to control your electronic lifestyle. For most of the advanced world, artificial intelligence has surpassed human intelligence (in mundane relation, not in actual truth). An electronic world of artificial intelligence is far removed from a social community with real emotions. Our emotions are what is at stake here; artificial intelligence is affecting the way we relate with truth.
Emotional Intelligence, or environmental intelligence, includes our senses; it is how we take in information from our surroundings. Our environment is constantly changing, so our emotions are also constantly changing. Our feelings and emotions are our individual way of understanding any given situation, and they can completely over-ride our biased and sentimental words. Knowing your emotions is important for understanding yourself, which ultimately helps us understand each other. We can communicate with our senses and emotions well beyond the vague and advertised meanings of the words that we use.
We all know about our senses, we were taught them in school; we can taste, we can see, we can hear, we can smell, and we can touch. Our senses are individual, they are our own- so I cannot taste exactly what you are tasting, or see exactly what yo are seeing, or hear exactly what you are hearing, or smell exactly what you are smelling... Now, why is it that I can touch the same exact thing that you are touching? Because there is no sense of touch. it is the sense of FEEL. I can touch exactly what you are touching, but I cannot FEEL exactly what you are feeling. Why do I care to bring up such an abstract idea? Because it is not just a simple misunderstanding in the way that we are taught- it is a way of thinking and acting. We are taught how to touch, we are not taught how to feel. If we all knew how to feel our own emotions, then we would not go around forcefully TOUCHING everyone else's.
Intuitive Intelligence, or individual intelligence depends on your own connection with your emotions. Are your eyes open to seeing new things? Are your ears available to listen? Do you feel something beating in your chest? Our senses have a memory which is mostly un-explainable, but your senses understand it- it is your intuition. I can't easily put words on intuition, yet it is powerful. It is accepted through a means which is difficult to explain because it is individual to each person. It is like a subconscious connection with your senses which surfaces when relevant; like it is always there, helping to guide the way.
Our senses have a way of reminding us how to think, how to act, and how to relate with our environment. It is almost primitive- like it is part of our natural memory, and our senses are depend on nurture as much as nature (like how we learn that fire burns). Intuition requires the senses to be open and available; the more accessible your senses are, the more accessible your intuition can be. It takes the practice of learning yourself, trusting yourself, and acting for yourself- three qualities not invited or practiced in our advanced technological world of definition and proof. You must recognize your own potential, and trust your intuition.
Other intelligence- there is other intelligence out there. We cannot possibly know everything there is to know about everything- we are so far from it. I don't imagine the purpose of life is to progressively know it all; its just not possible for anyone, or any computer. My point is- it is okay to admit there is other intelligence beyond smart technology- which supposedly knows everything. It is okay to accept that that there are unknown realities beyond our possibilities of ever knowing them- ever.
Other intelligence is always there whether we care to recognize it or not; it is the intelligence of the unknown. Once you begin to recognize that there is other intelligence which has influence on your life beyond your control, you can invite the idea of relaxing just a bit. You are a product of the environment you live in, so the more you can recognize your environment, the better you can connect with yourself. There is other intelligence which can remind you of your miniscule place in the larger picture of relation. Take a walk and listen to the trees, or stare at the clouds going by, or put your feet in the sand- and realize that you do not always have control, and that is perfectly okay.
Underground Intelligence, or underground information- is underground... While other intelligence is metaphysical and not necessary to be known, there is also unknown intelligence which CAN be known, but is not easily available. It is hidden information, which is not known to mainstream society; it is not on the nightly news, it is not taught in school, and it is not talked about at the workplace. It is the kind of information that the institution would rather you not know about, therefore, it is underground.
Underground intelligence is underground, as in, it is not accepted by common mainstream ideology. So, where does one find this underground information? In underground outlets- like books, music, art, and poetry. The more you can recognize and relate with the UN-advertised story that we have NOT been taught, the more you can begin to build a balanced sense of TRUTH. Its not so much about the loads of biased information you are gathering- it is about how you relate to it. Follow your interest, and truth will reveal itself. The difficult part is recognizing propaganda- so rather than gathering MORE and MORE confusing information, simply learn how to recognize bias. This offers polarity, and therefore invites well balanced relation.
Finding simple truth in a confused society which is distracted by media and technology is not always easy. It takes observation, it takes awareness, it takes retrospect, realization, and connection. It takes an open mind and an open heart to accept defeat. It takes inviting truth, and change. Once you recognize truth, things just make sense because it is simple; and it becomes obvious that the words, the labels, and the propaganda are only distractions from it.