In addition to having a physical body, human beings also have a number of other bodies. There is what could be classed as an emotional body, mental body and at least one other body that can’t be perceived by the five senses.

Now, although each person on this planet has a number of different bodies, it doesn’t mean that everyone on this planet is in touch with each body or that each body is very developed. As a result of this, there are going to be those that are in balance and those that are not.

A Common Occurrence

What this means is that someone can have a good connection with their emotional self but a weak connection with the mental self. Due to this, it can be hard for them to think rationally and to make good decisions.

On, the other hand, someone can have a good connection with their mental self but have a weak connection to their emotional self. Consequently, they will find it hard to tune into how they feel and to express their emotions.

Different Places

The former can be seen as primarily living in their body, while the latter can be seen as primarily living in their head. Thanks to how they experience life, they could both see each other as being out of balance.

One of them can be seen as being too heady, while the other could be seen as being too emotional. Regardless of what they say, they will see in the other the part of themselves that they need to develop.

Two Experiences

If someone is overly emotional, it can be normal for them to be consumed by what is taking place in their life; finding it hard to step back and to reflect. They will then struggle to understand why certain things are taking place and what they need to do to move forward.

Yet, if someone’s point of awareness is typically in their head, it can be normal for them to have a more detached approach to life. Through being able to step back and reflect, they will be able to see why things take place and to find out what they can to do move forward or solve a problem.

One Outlook

Taking this into account, if someone has a well-developed ability to think rationally, it could seem as though they will be more able to recognise what is true and what isn’t and less likely to have irrational views. Thus, thanks to their well-developed intellect, they will be in a far better position than the overly emotional person to move humanity forward.

Nonetheless, if this was the case, it would mean that ‘intelligent’ people would rarely hold views that are irrational. Naturally, people like this are still human and are not perfect, but there is a clear difference between making the odd mistake and holding views, for instance, that are totally irrational.

Going Deeper

In order to understand why intelligent people can be this way, it will be necessary to look into the part that the emotional self has on the mental self. Ultimately, even if someone is very heady and doesn’t have much going on emotionally, they are still likely to be influenced by their emotional self.

The difference here is that someone like this can be totally oblivious to the effect that their emotional self is having on what they believe and the conclusions that they come to. Through having such a weak connection to how they feel, or simply not being aware of how their feelings are influencing their thoughts, they won’t realise what is taking place.

Self-Deception

The feelings and the beliefs that they are carrying at a deeper level will then play a part in the conscious beliefs that they have. But, as they will have a well-developed brain that will store a lot of information and has the ability to reason well, they will have the ‘evidence’ and be able to ‘prove’ that what they believe is the truth.

Ergo, due to how good their memory is and how developed their mental faculties are, they will be very good at deceiving themselves. Not only this, they will also be very good at convincing other people that what they believe is the truth.

A Cover-Up

What this illustrates is that it can be harder for someone who is intelligent to deal with their own emotional wounds. These inner wounds will be just outside of their awareness and their ‘rational’ views and theories will allow them to keep them at bay.

Irrespective of how factual and logical their views may seem, they will just serve as glorified defence mechanisms. Also, what they believe can allow them to project certain feelings that they are unable to face into others and to experience indirect revenge.

Back In Time

Most, if not all, of their inner wounds, may go back to what took place when they were very small. This could have been a time when they experienced a lot of shame, felt powerless, and were unable to do anything about what was taking place.

As the years passed, their conscious mind would have ended up losing touch with these wounds but the pain from these inner wounds would have continued to seep into their conscious mind. Through their elaborate beliefs and the evidence that backs up these beliefs, it will stop them from having to face themselves.

Conclusion

This shows that being intelligent won’t necessarily make it any easier for someone to deal with their inner wounds. If anything, being intelligent can make it even harder for someone to own their stuff and to deal with it.

Their ego-mind, the part of them that simply wants to keep them alive, will happily use their intelligence as a defence to keep their pain at bay. To this part of them, facing this pain will lead to their demise.

If someone like this is able to take a step back and to get in touch with what is taking place in their body, it will give them the chance to heal their wounds. By doing this, their views are likely to change and they will no longer need to dump their shame into others or to make them responsible for things that happened to them many years ago.

Author's Bio: 

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