I can see it but it is still far away. Yet, if I focus my vision I can
see it more clearly, I can make its appearance more sharp.
When the light shines, its brilliance is
often blinding. Sometimes the light makes it harder to see. Therefore,
I block the glare and try to focus. When I block out the excess light I
can see with clarity. I do not remove the light; I merely decrease its
The light of Mind is often profound,
often too much to grasp all at once. A brilliant idea is like a shining
light, sometimes, one must block out the excess light in order to focus
and make use of that which is received. This is the process of
absorbing intuition. This is the act of embracing enlightenment. This
is called understanding.
Wisdom is the brilliant light of
consciousness revealed from the Will. Yet, wisdom alone is so profound
and abstract that without proper consideration, its message and meaning
can become lost. Here is where the logical mind of the intellect steps
in and acts as the filter to block all excess light and superfluous
thought, enabling one to sift out of the light those ideas and concepts
that are most beneficial and valuable for the immediate situation at
With understanding, I can perceive and
grasp what it is the light is revealing. My Will is, it simply is. My
Wisdom reveals to me that I am. Yet, it takes understanding for me to
finally grasp what I am. I am what I am; this is understanding; the
mother of motivation and action.
Order and definition, comprehension and
clarity; these are the expressions of understanding. These define
intelligence. Intelligence is the focused light, the lazar beam of
consciousness that enables the thinking mind to grasp, comprehend and
focus the nebulous light of wisdom and crystallize it into a usable
Understanding is intelligence. It is
rational and logical. It takes the sublime light of wisdom and carves
the natural gem into a polished diamond. Wisdom and understanding
together are the two halves of the one mind, one-half known, one-half
unknown, one-half revealed, one-half concealed, one-half conscious,
one-half unconscious. Together they work in unison; together they
create one whole mind.
The Mind is the faculty through which
the Will becomes manifest. First, there is revelation, and then there
is comprehension. Yet, in order to fully comprehend, one must
contemplate that which is revealed by wisdom.
One begins with rational analysis and
then drifts off into contemplative imagination. It is here that the
unconscious mind, source of intuitive inner knowing, again injects a
spark of the light of wisdom into the intellect. This is
Then the conscious mind again uses the
talents of intellect and analysis to understand, that which was
revealed. This again leads one to contemplative imagination and the
process of thought continues.
Thus in our minds we move back and
forth, from wisdom to understanding, from understanding to wisdom. In
this is the process of thought made complete.
When thought is complete and the picture
of action has been formed, then the thought needs to become manifest in
action. Thought is translated into action through motivation.
Motivation is of the heart. However, this is the topic of another