“Your unrest is the last cramp in your legs as you climb this mountain. Rest awhile if like. But do not return to your old house. It is not your home any longer.” –Shyamananda on maya, self-realization, bliss.
Awakening is done in stages and the action of doing so may seem difficult, like climbing a mountain. This is only because you believe that awakening requires you to strive and often suffer in order to achieve it. Through feeling our feelings and allowing the integration of body and mind that results from this action, we arrive. Believing that we need to strive is simply a view from the corridors of maya. Relax, open and become, realization has been with you all along. –Alain & Jody Herriott