- un-enlightened, and
Now neither is really effective at getting anything done.
However, the peace you find with enlightenment is worth everything.
The trick is that as you get enlightened, you have to make a decision as to whether you want to help someone else (or several) attain that state you just found. Because when you get to that fabulous level of peace, it really doesn't matter. Nothing matters any more, as everything is perfect.
If you want to get a lot more people up to that state, you'll have to come back over that line to the shared place called "reality".
Unfortunately, you'll soon be working with emotions and stuff again.
After trying both, it seems to me that the mix of the two is where it's at. Nobody said you couldn't go back and forth at will.
What you want to do, IMHO, is to "red-line" your state. You want to get as close as you can to being enlightened, but still stay in that action state just below it. So you're always motivated to help others achieve that state.
Simply, you do get into releasing all the time. And you do let go of everything that doesn't contribute to a regular "calm, cheerful expectancy", as Earl Nightingale covered.
And you do clean up your environment so you only have in it those things which contribute to that stable attitude.
Then all your work with goals and vision-boards and all that will be the most effective.
That's the recipe.
Wish us all luck.