Even if you may have attended many courses, seminars or if you have read many books, you may still be concerned on knowing what it is the enlightenment. There are people who describe it like the state of being, while others say that it is being itself. The enlightenment can also be defined as the knowledge of self especially when someone is facing the discrimination, judgments, fears and doubts. For some people, the enlightenment period can be brief. These people can get a glimpse for some time and you can develop the ability to experience the moments more often. It is good to be able to identify the moments which someone is experiencing the enlightenment. This is a beautiful moment and it is hard to be able to explain such experience to others.
One of such feeling is the happiness and the need to appreciate that someone is alive. You may need to call for the intelligence and the wisdom in order of being able to appreciate such moments. This is like waking up from the unconscious state into the level of the elevated awareness or enlightenment. You can try to experience this by thinking when you are waking up, while you are also still sleepy and trying to identify the bathroom light so that you can be able to waken up fully. This is can be compared to how many people can wonder in their lives in the sleepy state while trying to get the light for their lives. When a person is looking for the light, he can experience sometime of gratitude and blissful moment while he can fall again into the anxiety, depression and fear when the feeling of enlightenment is no longer felt. There are people who will try to use many things in order of getting the same feeling as the one they got before but they are ignorant that there is nothing in the world which can bring up the same state from outside since it has to come from inside. Some may get the enlightenment moment when they are with their families such as by looking in the face of their children or their wives. This can bring the feeling of appreciation and gratitude. There are others who can feel more enlightened when they are taking walks because of the gratitude and the appreciation, which they may be having for the nature. This feeling can be aroused by a simple look on the anthill or on hearing the sweet sound form the bird.
Here are some steps that you can take towards self-enlightenment with personal growth.
1. You have to know that the enlightenment is personal experience and there is none who can help you to enjoy it without making it your own journey.
2. You have to be able to know the time that you are enlightened since you can use it for your growth in a conscious way.
3. Do not chase the enlightenment because it will come to you.
4. Note down your enlightenment time.
5. Do not try to tell other people about your enlightenment moment because less people will be able to understand.