Awakening may be a quantum jump as far as ego-mind is concerned,
But why not inch our way to its theshold?
And though we like to map out our journeys,
Who is to say that awakening's portal is miles or inches away?
Perhaps our awakening-self speaks of distance in its own language,
As it stands between the measured and measureless realms.
And perhaps it listens to only one sound,
To the Beloved's whispers no matter how faint.