Exploring our Awareness Quotient (AQ)

Historically, people were praised and sought out based on their IQ (Intelligence Quotient). However, more recent research indicates that although IQ is an important element of our leadership capability, our EQ (Emotional Quotient) is perhaps even more important. But what is at the foundation of both of these… it’s our AQ .

Let’s explore! Essentially, our AQ is the conceptual measure of the depth and breadth of our Awareness. Our AQ could be inferred through…

  1. The depth and breadth of our perception and experience of our internal environment… our own mind, body and emotions in action… as well as that of others. Our ability to see our thoughts, words, emotions and actions as they emerge, and to perceive where they come from as well as their impacts.
  2. The depth and breadth of our perception and experience of our external environment. Our ability to perceive and understand the elements of our surroundings.
  3. The depth and breadth of our perception and experience with the integration of our internal and external environments. Our ability to perceive and experience the connection between our internal body, mind and emotions… and the elements of our surroundings (people and our creations, nature, social constructs, etc.).
  4. The depth and breadth of our perception and experience of the deeper purpose of life. Our understanding and connection with the fundamental source of our being and doing.

These are some of the key elements of our AQ, but there is always more. Our AQ represents all that we as an individual have access to within the entire field of human consciousness. It is the sum total of all of our perceptions and experiences, as well as and importantly, the meaning that we assign to these.

It should not be that hard for us to imagine how important our AQ is to our experience in life. It is our AQ that informs our understanding and drives our meaning making. It should also not be difficult for us to understand how our AQ influences our IQ and EQ. As our IQ and our EQ are part of the direct effect of our AQ. Continue reading “Exploring our Awareness Quotient (AQ)”