"Faith is the bird that feels the light and sings when the dawn is still dark. 
In effect, the people who change our lives the most begin to 
sing to us while we are still in darkness. If we listen to 
their song, we will see the dawning of a new part of ourselves."

Rabindranth Tagore

Existential Intelligence is the sensitivity and capacity to engage questions about human existence – how we got here, whether we have a purpose, and whether there is meaning in Life. Existential intelligence embraces the exploration of aesthetics, philosophy, religion and values like beauty, truth, and goodness. A strong existential intelligence allows human beings to see their place in the big picture, be it in the classroom, community, world, or universe.

First proposed by Howard Gardner, existential intelligence is one of nine theorized intelligences and is considered to be amoral – that is, it and the other eight categories of human intelligence can be used either constructively or destructively.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Blue Monday

Color Monday: Blue Monday. Love is blue. Blue jeans. Feeling blue. Blue Mood.


  1. What an incredible variety of colors and moods! Lovely! Placement within the frame is always fascinating. I love the existential ponderings but this jogs my brain in another area. Thanks for keeping me on my mental toes!

  2. Thank you Jane, for your story of Jennifer's breakthrough, I find myself really struggling with the same dilemma, overwhelmed by the supplies that I keep collecting for when I have a chance to create, I realise that they are a very effective obstacle to allowing myself to enter that space of free creativity. Add small children and commitments to school and family life and there is little time to honour the artist... Inspired to do so, I have set aside an hour each morning while the kids are at nursery, same time each day, to do just that.