Is there some prelude to awakening?
Likely not, as far as ego-mind is concerned, beyond a vague anxiety.
Unnoticed, the real story goes on behind the scenes,
Though it may be the very root of our existence.
And though the light of awakening may be all-pervasive,
How it upholds this world's darkness remains a mystery.
So being blindsided by its entrance should be no surprise,
When we remember it isn't ego-mind that ever awakens.