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Ask Cyndi – Those Who Know Do Not Speak (???)

Wow, there seems to be quite a bit to being you, hey Cyndi! I have heard some ‘big music’ but tend to see that  “those who know do not speak, those who speak do not know”. What do you think about that, if anything?

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I am continuing to get a lot a really wonderful questions coming through for the “Ask Cyndi” column – and I thank everyone for the questions – and for the comments.  I love being of service in this way.

When I sit to answer questions I typically go to the list of questions that I have not yet answered and open one at random – trusting my higher self to find the perfect question at the perfect time.  I have – at times – over ridden this method – either tagging a question that comes through as one I want to address quickly – or choosing not to answer the question I opened.

After choosing – and then bypassing – this question 4 times over the past few weeks I have gotten the hint and so here it is…

Each day I wake up with the realization that I “know” even less than I thought I knew the day before.  I have the intention – and the passion – to “know myself” fully – and I also reset my intention – each day – to be of service.

I answer these questions based upon what I believe to be true in this moment – and what I have seen to have worked for myself and for others.   That is it – nothing more or less than that.

All that said – I am interested in learning your opinion of the comment/question I received and is written above.  Do you believe it to be true?  I have thought much about it and have come to that place of believing that those who “know” – to truly be of service – should speak – if only to and for those who are interested in what he or she has to say….

This is a Wonderful Journey we are all one – the so called “good” parts as well as the parts that cause us “pain”.  I feel blessed to be on this journey with all of you – and I restate my intention to be of  Highest and Best Service – with Joy and In Celebration….

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22 Responses to “Ask Cyndi – Those Who Know Do Not Speak (???)”

  1. Rhapsody Wilson says:

    Perhaps “those who know do not speak” because ‘knowing’ creates a person with a ‘markedly decreased’ if not ‘lack of’ ego. These people do not feel the need to push their knowing onto other people. If you want to know what they know you probably should ask. If you ask inteligent questions to indicate that you want to understand and that you are like-minded, they will more than likely, be happy to share with you.

    The people who speak without knowing are just the opposite. They operate from ego and what they are saying appeals to people who are like-minded. It feeds their ego so they listen and it also feeds the ego of the person speaking because they have someone’s attention which is of the utmost importance to them. It does not particularly matter to either what is being said as long as the ego is happy. A very sad state…

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  2. Nancy says:

    Those who “know” will speak when asked and share when it seems expedient to do so.
    Each of us has a knowing within which cannot be expressed unless asked.
    When someone asks, they are open to an answer. Those who respond, when asked, search
    the all knowing for the answer to share and speak from a collective consciousness, not from a personal ego.

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  3. Evonna says:

    “those who know do not speak, those who speak do not know”. What do you think about if anything? I think that it is a good thing that statement is not true. Those who know are called teachers and teachers are given the knowlege so others can learn the important things of this life. I understand that some people may talk knowing very little but they can be dealt with kindly. The true knowers must share to make this life a more fullfilling journey.

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  4. Marc says:

    To me, it appears that “those who speak do not know, and those who know do not speak,” is a false dichotomy. There are actually four possibilities:

    1) The person knows, and speaks.
    2) The person knows, and does not speak.
    3) The person does not know, and speaks.
    4) The person does not know, and does not speak.

    We tend to ignore people in group 4) completely, take the people in group 1) for granted, and so focus much of our attention on groups 2) and 3). In my experience, it is better to speak, so if you know you can share that knowledge with others, and if you don’t you can gain a new perspective from their knowledge when they speak. It is when you sit quietly, hoping that no one will discover the gaps in your knowledge, that you (and others) really miss out. Your ego can help you at times, and your higher self can as well, it is simply a matter of having the wisdom to know which one is best to rely upon for answering particular questions. Knowing then comes about with time and practice.

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  5. Irene says:

    “Those who know don’t speak, those who know speak”. This statement implies a very either / or kind of thinking. Either we know something or we don’t. That is false. We all know somethings, and we are all ignorant in other areas.

    What good is knowledge / information if it just sits inside someone’s head? Knowledge helps us improve our lives in all kinds of ways. So those who speak are simply trying to help others learn and improve their lives. Isn’t that why we read Evolution Ezine? To learn and improve ourselves?

    Knowledge is never static; it is not a place where you have arrived. There is always more to learn, no matter how much a person already knows. So all of us both know and don’t know. Only God knows everything.

    Having knowledge and not sharing it to help others is an act of selfishness. It is like a miser who hoards his money and hides it from the world; who lives an impoverished life with a big stash of cash under his mattress. He is only thinking of himself, and depriving himself of the good things that would come from sharing his wealth.

    Knowledge is a form of wealth. It is interesting to watch the way people deal with that wealth.

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  6. julie says:

    Thank you for your answer on this — I have been struggling with this exact question for the last few weeks!!! I’ve been working on my awareness and consciousness in many ways for years (and lately, in full throttle), and have been feeling the urge to shout from the rooftops about the amazing awakening I am experiencing. I feel a responsibility to share what I’ve learned with my friends, yet am finding that not everyone is receptive nor able to really hear it.

    So, I am learning the art of gently putting my thoughts “out there”, and if a friend takes the bait and wants to discuss it, great. And if not, I have to accept that they are not open and that is OK. We all have our own paths, and I do not have to feel bad about sharing who I am and what is important to me, as long as I quell the urge to preach to friends who are just not interested.

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  7. Jimmy says:

    Perhaps speaking can be a dis-service to a seeker, especially if said seeker devalues perception of Self by overlaying It with the inherent limitations of intellectual activity and assuming that such intellectual representation is It. Or, if you prefer the Bible, “vanity of vanities, all is vanity”. Or if you prefer Kerouac, “the name of that grave is hulla-balloo boom-boom horseshit”.

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  8. Some really thoughtful answers here and it’s an excellent example of why not to take every quote you hear and blindly endorse it.

    Here is a bit more logic to add to the mix… if you believe the quote “those who know do not speak, those who speak do not know” then you are believing someone who ‘spoke’… which the quote says ‘it’s those people who do not know’!?!? Got that :)

    How about ‘take everything with a grain of salt’… flesh it out in your own mind and life.

    There is much to share in this life. Lessons and learnings abound… why wouldn’t thoughtful people speak up about them? Of course not all teaching/sharing must be done through words… perhaps the most powerful way is through behaviour… live your beliefs and others can see your understanding in action.

    Happy, thoughtful, caring journeys to all!

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  9. Rev.David says:

    From the Dalai Lama — “Think Quickly, Speak slowly.”

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  10. Malgorzata says:

    I agree with Marc, October 7, 2010 at 4:15 pm .

    I was wondered, why leaders do not speak so much. Is it becouse they got knowledge and feel, that they can control others or they feel higher that others, becouse they know much more, read more special books? or what?

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  11. Harold Hoekstra says:

    I have come to know through wisdom , that the more you know , the more you realise you don’t know .
    Kind regards to all .

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  12. Anna says:

    This is a fascinating question, followed by some very interesting answers.

    Brings up for me another question. What is knowing?

    Knowing surely is entirely individual. Know what you know and know what you don’t know!

    If you know something you know it unshakably to the very core of your being and it matters not whether another knows it.

    In fact if the other “asks” or attends your talks, it is because they would also “like” to know. However just by the telling of your knowing is not going to help the other KNOW for they need to come to that knowing for their own self in their own time.

    Knowing is like coming home and aha moment that stays with you forever. BUT sharing it with others often causes something to get ‘lost in translation’.

    As many have said however we do not know everything and therefore, learning more knowing, is one of the mysteries, joys and challenges as we journey through life. Just in this one life there are so many aha moments for us to learn and KNOW more.
    Either by our own experiences or with the guidance of great teachers.
    One such is EMAHO and American Indian Shaman I was privaliged to listen to.

    Blessings to all.

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  13. CT Michael says:

    Hi Cyndi,

    The words come from The Toa Te Ching; and within the context of The Toa the
    meaning within expresses the mysterious nature of The Toa. “Those who know”, and
    understand the nature of The Toa, The Universe, The Mind of God; hold the sacred
    knowled which has been received (or better remembered) in silent reverence;
    therefore they “do not speak”. Whereas “those who speak” would be those who think
    they know or pretend to know the nature of The Toa. These would be those who
    attempt to draw attention to theselves for some ‘ego’ driven purpose, and often
    attepmt to convince others that they have it all figured out.
    Yet in agreement with Your ideal of responsability; i do believe that within the
    duty of being a keeper of sacred wisdom exists the requirement to share that
    which has been received (remembered) with those who also truly desire to know and
    remember.
    Recently i created a website for this puprose soul-sourcewisdom.com, and i invite
    all here to at least visit and see if that which i offer resonates with and holds
    value for You on Your path to advancement and enlightenment.

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  14. CT Michael says:

    Ooops pardon the typo; it was meant to read -Tao- Te Ching.

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  15. Madelei says:

    He he… It reminds me of my English teacher in high school. She used to say “an empty bucket always makes the most noise!”

    But I have learnt it is only when we believe that we are empty that we try to make up for it by over compensating! Cyndi, don’t you just love how the universe forces you to learn and expand! When the time has come to believe in yourself, the time has come… and no amount of sneaking away or avoiding will make it go away!

    I don’t believe it is about knowing or not knowing….but rather about the pure honesty and willingness of doing it!

    Love
    Madelei

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  16. lauren says:

    I find that the more I find out something or recover something in myself, the less need I have to talk about it. As far as introducing a method or technique that can help people on their own personal Journeys, sharing is vital to the process. And if people notice something about me that has changed, I’ll share if they ask.
    Love and Light,
    Lauren

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  17. PJ says:

    Wow! I guess I can understand why you bypassed that question for a while. Smacks of ego. Ego ‘can’ be painful to deal with when you’re not properly protected. My take on it: if those who know did not speak then those of us who don’t would remain in our ignorance. I’d like a hand up please… and I thank you.

    Much Love &: Blessings,
    PJ

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  18. Eliza says:

    I have discovered that it is only with having personally “experienced” that one can truly claim to “know something to be your truth”. Much of what others say resonates with me, and I can take it into my “belief system” or an experience that I aspire to, but only the experience of it makes it my truth. Initially, I wanted to share all that I know with everyone that crossed my path, but I soon discovered that what I was talking about was not necessarily “their truth”. I reached a point where I realised that one should only share with someone that asks, otherwise your ideas seem a bit “out there”. Yet you knew that it held true because you have been through the experience of it. I have also realised that we all walk our paths at
    our very own pace and that we will all discover our truths when it is ready to serve us. I have observed people coming to their truths, but allowing society / family/friends to convince them that it cannot be. I have seen some turn away from what they know to be true because of fear. They did not yet have the inner strength to stand in their own truth – the wonder of it overwhelmed even them. It is experienced as a lonely path ONLY if you NEED others to walk it with you. Once one is able to accept that others will walk the path when they are ready and once one is able to accept that each individual will walk the path of their truth, then it becomes quite an interesting journey. One simply has to BE.

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  19. Dawn says:

    i sometimes feel that “those who know” aren’t talking, because they don’t want others to know what they know! i appreciate people who believe in exchanging ideas,especially if they know themselves to be better informed than i am.

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  20. Alastair says:

    As the bard said, “a thing is not either good or bad, but thinking makes it so”. So I guess that it’s all in the mind of the beholder . . .

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  21. Jimmy Mc says:

    Today’s quote from dailyzen.com:

    “One who speaks does not know;
    one know knows does not speak.”
    Thus I have been instructed by the Old Master.
    If you tell me the Old Master was one who knew,
    I ask,
    Why did he write five thousand words to explain it?

    – Po Chu-I (772-846)

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  22. sloan d. says:

    Yes, this is a Tao thing, it’s also Aristotle, whom said in essence I really know nothing; also Buddha whom is known for saying don’t believe in anything less that which is known to be good less suffering, then the truth known in word heard or written is the cause for spoken, to be good, then speak or write the fact, for there lies truth to know, not in suffering, but joy to the good; the word then is a truth to speak for there is then not a suffering cause, nor a differentiation of the fact of the matter.

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