Can’t fill a quart with a gallon?
Your friend Joseph never met Sheyla Hershey!
size 38KKK. It took an entire gallon of silicon.
But for those of us fortunate enough to find something we actually enjoy, and can gain from, we become of a higher conscious. We constantly do
this, everyday, in the smallest of events. A shed of a smile and one received, is gaining.
So, as strange as it may seem to me - this woman’s attempt at having the biggest bazoombas on earth - it’s what she’s chosen to make her -
complete. What she enjoys. What she gains from. Maybe even she gets into a higher conscience from it (them).
Your friend Joseph told you his way to gain enlightenment.
I hope he emphasized it was/is HIS way.
To try to tell someone how to find enlightenment, in my opinion, is the first and foremost way to put up a huge brick wall right in the path of them
Example, why should you have to stop smoking and drinking to find enlightenment?
Sure, it isn’t good for you, but, it wasn’t good for Hemmingway either, and he found a good deal of the enlightenment he was looking for.
My point being - the search for enlightenment IS enlightenment.
Your search will open you to possibilities, wipe out those preconceived *brick walls* of *oh I have to be this, or do that, or stop this, or start
that* to gain enlightenment - because some priest, monk, minister, friend said so.
Follow your own path - your own inner voice.
Sure, take into consideration what other people tell you - but remember - that is THEIR path, not necessarily yours.
So follow what your inner heart tells you to do - get in touch with that *inner being* - and listen to that.
If you want enlightenment, just the wanting is sometimes enough, from there if you listen to your heart, the rest falls into place.
[edit on 6-2-2009 by silo13]