And no one ever said awakening is easy. This is why we turn to a practice. A practice gives us a chance to keep trying, every day, to relax a little more, to trust a little more, to be a little more okay with life as it is. Knowing that this practice is lifelong, we take the pressure off to become masters on a turbo speed highway to enlightenment, as if getting there quickly were the answer. We are there. We have already arrived. Keep practicing; each little minute spent opens our eyes a tiny bit more, our hearts a tiny bit more. And this is all we really need in the end–to be awake and loving, to become the greatest gift we could offer this world.