Wednesday, February 23, 2011


One thing I have discovered in my search for enlightenment is that life forces a certain amount of wisdom on you if you ask for it or not. Another thing I've learned the hard way is that to really find enlightenment, one must first learn to quiet the mind of all outer distractions. And believe me, that is no easy thing to do. As human beings we are built with a brain that keeps all kinds of thoughts going on from the time we awaken to the time we once again go to sleep.And even in our sleep the brain has all kinds of things running through it into our subconsciousness minds that play out as vivid dreams.And if I was a betting man I'd have to put odds on it that most of our everyday thoughts are not very attuned to finding enlightenment. There are those folks, who by choice, have chosen to live a life in quiet meditations most all day and night long. But those folks are few in number as to ones like myself who go about everyday life meeting all kinds of obstacles in thier search. Most of us have to "make" a living. We have families to support, car payments to make, rent, mortgage payments, jobs, and a thousand other things that occupy most of our time. And when we do get a free moment or two many of us spend that time watching tv, sleeping, playing video games, etc etc. Then we wonder where the "time" has gone to and we promise ourselves we will take some time tomorrow to work on finding enlightenment.And sadly, lots of tomorrows never come. But be assured, any time you make the conscious decision to spend time making yourself a better person your "inner" voice will always talk with you after you do quiet your conscious mind and really listen.And once we find the time and the way to connect with our "higher" self we will be amazed at all the wisdom it pours out unto our conscious minds for use at a later date.We need to all learn how to access this "quiet" or as I call it, our "Sacred Silence" at any given time of the day or night. And when we do we shall find that life is much more simpler, more fun, more loving, and more fulfilling. Joel Goldsmith once said:"Within us is a deep well of contentment, a vast, all-embracing silence into which we relax and through which all good appears to us." I agree with that statement wholeheartedly! My desire for each of you is that you quickly learn to find your "inner" voice and learn to listen to all the wisdom it will share with you.I now leave you with thoughts of peace, love , joy, and strength."HUGS" to all.


Tim Koppenhaver said...

The power of silence is so overlooked in this world. Thanks for reminding everyone how important it is.
Take care.

captron52 said...

Hi Tim. Thks for stopping by and taking a moment to share your thoughts with us.Glad you enjoyed the reminder my friend. Have yourself a great weekend and be safe on all your travels.

Christopher Dos Santos said...

Namaste my brother Ron. Regarding wisdom, silence and reincarnation.

Wisdom is an iceberg, only a fool believes he stands on the top whilst reflecting on it's entirety. We are all fools, how could we not consider this to be true when 97% of our DNA remains inactive and we are stuck in a left brain analog mentality. However intelligence we become, is a drop in the ocean to the wisdom which lies within.

Silence, the moment of NOW. I certainly sympathise with the work to survive mentality. I often lament the lack of quality time for meditation, reading and writing. To highlight this point I wake each morning at 4am so that I can get a few hours writing my book prior to commencing work. However busy we may be we can always steal enough time to meditate on love. We always find ways to make time for the important parts of our life experience. I cut my work day down to no more than 10 hours and we eliminated the T.V. from our life a couple years ago. It was a real bitch getting over my sports addiction :)
I would not wish to be a monk in constant meditation. I love the fact that my life experience is a balancing act between ego and GodSelf. I find it fun when ego visits, such great learning and pleasure is added to life. We are on this plane to experience being, discover self, love and share. I don't see a great deal of sharing or expansive presence in the lifestyle of a monk.

Reincarnation, as you say no0 one really knows definitively. Consider this my brother, there is no separation. Although you and I appear to be separate, this is truly illusion. Ron is Christopher, Christopher is Ron. It is so much more than the love of a brother, you are me, we are not two but ONE. From this perspective we see unity, thereby accepting love as the only true manifest reality. The beautiful irony is that we do each have our own personal reflection which allows us to discover and create our own reality. This is the gnosis of God becoming the universe, juxtaposed to religiosity which maintains God created the universe. In conclusion I see humanity under the illusion of duplicity, never grasping the concept of unity. We are not body, we are consciousness, this my brother is the rub.

In Lak' ech, truly means I am another you.

Namaste truly means I see the God in you.

In Lak' ech, my brother, myself, my God...

captron52 said...

Hey Christopher thanks for stopping by my friend and sharing your thoughts with us. I agree with you so very much. We and everything we see are one I truly do believe that!Namastie to you also my friend.