We cross the threshold of awakening through acceptance. When you accept what is, the struggle ceases. All the energy that once went into fighting, forcing, setting expectations, desire or disappointment can now be channeled into the present moment.
Imagine being in a state of quiet joy. All that you see is a reflection of your inner state of being and your interpretation of life comes from a place of blissful self-realization. Your enlightenment will not magically or instantly change the world but you will no longer add energy into the collective dysfunction. Instead, you will be an active participant in our collective awakening.
Peacefulness transforms challenging situations into opportunities. It demonstrates a new way of being to those who are trapped in the prison of reactivity. The greatest gift that you can give is love that is born of an awakened heart.