Someone asked me today why it is so hard to Awaken. The fact is that it is not very hard to awaken. In a sense it is super super easy to awaken. In a sense it is the easiest thing in the universe because in the deepest sense it is fully already the case. In all senses enlightenment is already the case in all cases. Imagine you are a bird who has forgotten to fly. You are a bird with slight amnesia and cannot remember how to fly. Now for a bird it is just a natural and effortless thing to fly. Now if the bird has a mind that fixates on the fact that it does not know how to fly then it can study long and hard in all sorts of text books on how to fly and it will find all sorts of answers that seem reasonable and true and none of these understanding will really help the bird to fly. The whole job of a master is to just create an immediate situation that requires you to fly. He will just take you to the edge of a massive cliff at the end of the world and push you off. He will not even teach you how to fly. He will just push you into the unknown and you will fly. It will be inevitable and natural. You are just falling and all of a sudden you will just start to flap your wings and fly and all of a sudden you will remember how simple it is to fly. When life or the master pushes you into the unknown you will just move as awareness without any though or dilemma to resolve. There will be no other way. Just a natural response to what is already the case.
by God Dieux