“Awakening is not a thing.
It is not a goal, not a concept.
It is not something to be attained. It is a metamorphosis. If the caterpillar thinks about
the butterfly it is to become,
saying ‘And then I shall have wings and antennae,’ there will never be a butterfly. The caterpillar must accept
its own disappearance in its transformation.
When the marvelous butterfly takes wing, nothing of the caterpillar remains.”