Why is spiritual enlightenment so elusive?

Yesterday, a client asked, “If you could give me one sentence that offers instant clarity, what would it be?”

Rising to the challenge, I put my thinking cap on.

I searched my mind for a snappy one-liner that would wake him from his unenlightened slumber.

Excited by the question and the prospect of finding the answer, I probed the dark recesses of my mind for some razor-sharp clarity.

And here’s what I came up with…

Absolutely nothing!

Zero. Zip. Zilch. Nada.


Because I was thinking.

I was seeking a solution to a non-existent problem.

And therein lies the answer to this question.

Only the mind creates problems where there are none.

What you think, is what you get. So long as you think something is elusive, it will continue to elude you.

Without thoughtsthere are no problems. The mind is at rest.

So stop thinking.

Cease all mental activity and what remains is that which is commonly referred to as “enlightenment”.