The Journey of Enlightenment
“This is the journey of enlightenment. There is no moment of enlightenment. Enlightenment is all around. There are moments of enlightenment that occur well before your energy finds its place in the vastness of existence. Enlightenment is attained in every experience your spirit endures.
“Enlightenment is the humble opening of awareness. It is not relegated to the special or the holy. It is not a secret held for the deserved or for the learned. There are no rituals that must be performed to gain the consciousness that is enlightenment.
“Enlightenment is the opening up to the truth of existence. Enlightenment is the awareness you gain of yourself and of your place in the oneness of existence.
“To be enlightened simply means to see beyond your own barriers. To see a bit more of your true self in existence. When you are able to do that you will see that every experience is open to you. It is up to you to reach out and explore it.
The act of understanding that you are one with everything around you is enlightenment. The act of understanding that the joy and Love that exists in the smallest of atoms and in the vastness of the Universe is enlightenment. Acknowledging your true existence free from hate and anger and darkness is enlightenment.
Enlightenment does not matter in the end. What you do with your enlightenment does.”