Are you enlightened? Are you awakened? Are you a good Christian or Buddhist?
Who cares? Once we make ‘arriving’ or seeing ourselves acting appropriately as the end all goal, we constrict. We conclude. There is no further questions or answers based in reality once we make a goal out of this timeless experience called being.
Stop trying. Stop not trying. But stop. Do you see how in trying to break away from conditioning you resort back to the conditioning of outcomes? It is being done unto you.
CS Lewis stated: “A person is never so proud as when they strike a pose of humility.”
I am not I. I am this one walking beside me whom I do not see, whom at times I manage to visit, and whom at other times I forget; who remains calm and silent while I talk, and forgives, gently, when I hate, who walks where I am not, who will remain standing when I die.