The concept of enlightenment may elicit connotations of vibrancy, illumination, wisdom, and achievement. Perhaps we think enlightenment is some lofty goal we should (and will probably never) attain after years of endlessly perfecting ourselves.
Or we can think of enlightenment as the daily work of paying attention, skillfully navigating our thoughts, words, and actions, and forever learning from our own perceived successes and failures. Perhaps enlightenment is making peace with who you already are, and accepting responsibility for your own happiness.
In mindful presence,
Enlightenment means taking full responsibility for your life.
Lori Furbush teaches Qigong, Yoga, Reiki, & Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR). She weaves MINDFULNESS & RELAXATION into every moment.