“You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one.”
“And as long as you’re subject to birth and death, you’ll never attain enlightenment.”
“Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears.”
Enlightenment is the journey from the head back to the heart, from words back to silence.
Do not think you will necessarily be aware of your own enlightenment.