Enlightenment is
a voyage of discovery
into inner space
where you lift the veil
of illusions
to understand life’s truth
and break through
the barriers of prejudice
against difference
to embrace the oneness
and uniqueness
of all.

Enlightenment is
emergence from inner darkness
into light
from agonizing heaviness
into spring-in-the-step lightness
limitlessly expanding
your true self
increasingly joyously alive
and present
in each eternal moment.

© Alexandra Innes, 2003