Enlightenment is momentary – not a permanent state –
Anyone who says differently is either a phony or badly mistaken.
It’s true that an enlightenment experience can be life-changing
Like a road sign pointing in an unexpected direction
That we courageously take –
But it’s not a permanently elevated state of existence.
Real mystics don’t walk around in an “enlightened state”
They’re just people – no different from the rest of us –
Except for having been blessed with a “break-through” spiritual experience.
Brief – yet profound –
Truly, “a gift from God.”