Here's the thing, and I'm going to just come out and say it as plainly as I can - enlightenment is not some distant state, attainable only after years of practice or meditation or prayer or yoga. It's right here, on the very tip of our tongues, staring us right in the face. It's that thought just beneath the busy chatter of our minds. It's the dropping of that last veil. It's finally just letting go and allowing ourselves to awaken, even as we cling to the illusion that we're asleep.
The very act of trying to reach it is to imagine that it's further away than it actually is, and is therefore to move backwards away from it. But even as we move backwards, it follows, and it's still right there.
But even these words muddy the water - I've already said too much.