Spiritual is not Mystic - (was Pedantry)

From: QueeneMUSE@aol.com
Date: Tue May 16 2000 - 21:59:35 MDT

In a message dated 5/16/2000 3:35:33 PM Pacific Daylight Time,
bradbury@aeiveos.com writes:

> There is an old saying...
> "Those who tell don't know, and those who know don't tell".

To which Sentient Eliezer quipped:
> Aw, c'mon, can't you just say "That is because, for some types of
> knowledge, the process of discovery results in richer cognitive
> structures than hearing an explanation?" 'Cause otherwise it sounds a
> bit, you know, mystical.

There's nothing mystical about this saying! In fact it doesn't refer to what
you say at all. It's a jab at know-it-alls, gossips and over-analyzers!
Knowledge is rarely publicized by the wise.
Typically, more foolish (or naive) people are ego-stricken and have a "need"
to go about blabbing how smart and knowledgeable they are, while a true wise
one is more likely to keep quiet allowing the observer to ask, bear and
learn... really learn... with dignity.

Someone I consider VERY wise recently told me they felt as if they were up on
a high place, scanning the horizon, being silent... but they were monitoring
the world around... and would speak up without hesitation if need be.

It's all about honoring your own worth and integrity without making yourself
a pain to other people.
Not mystic at all ... but filled with strong spirit for truth and honor!

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