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Yin & Yang: A dynamic whole - When Taoism wisdom meets complexity science

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Yin & Yang: A dynamic whole - When Taoism wisdom meets complexity science

Two Kinds of Intelligence

By Rumi

There are two kinds of intelligence: one acquired,

As a child in school memorizes facts and concepts

From books and from what the teacher says,

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 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. The other intelligence

does not turn yellow or stagnate. It’s fluid,

and it doesn’t move from outside to inside

through conduits of plumbing-learning.

This second knowing is a fountainhead

From within you, moving out.

 

The Four Pairs

The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposing ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function.

— F. Scott Fitzgerald

 

Diversity and unity

Structure and flow

 

Choice and focus

Abundance and scarcity

The Yin & Yang Inverse Thinking Framework

Conclusion