We can demonstrate that the experience of steady practice influences the quality of our lives, but the nature of the essential urge toward enlightenment is enlightenment itself. The very fact that we are intrigued with the spiritual quest stems from the source of the Light, so to speak. Consequently, enlightenment is not an end; it is truer to say that it is the beginning.
-David A. Cooper, Silence, Simplicity, and Solitude
from Everyday Mind, edited by Jean Smith, a Tricycle book
Many blessings, Lora