Enlightenment is a function of realization. Realization is a function of reflection. Reflection is not thinking but wandering/wondering/looking/listening without motive or attachment, with no interest in gain or advancement, success or achievement. Without any sense of engagement in the process or the outcome. Just wandering for the sake of wandering. Playing, we might say, with our mind. When we are at-one with the moment, open to the moment, seeing/hearing the moment, without seeking advantage or reward, we "see" things, grasp things, comprehend things, sense things, feel things, know things beyond reason and logic. We have a grasp of pace and timing that cannot be explained, but find ourselves automatically, spontaneously, naturally responding to the moment with a response, a remark, that is exactly what is called for, when, where and how it is called for. We are "psychic" beyond belief. It is a function of being one with the moment, of seeing/hearing/knowing what's what and what needs to be done about it, and we fit hand-in-glove with the situation as it is developing, as though we are being choreographed "from beyond." This seeing/being/doing is a form of enlightenment, and it disappears the moment we become aware of it and begin to think about it. Thinking nullifies being. We cannot be by thinking about being. Being is the by-product of wandering/wondering, reflecting/realizing, dancing/singing, playing... When thinking crashes the party, the party is over. Thinking is the raw opposite of enlightenment. We cannot think our way into illumination. We can only wander/wonder/play our way there. Photography works that way as well.