Having an opinion—wanting to change something in the world—is what sickness is. John Lennon and Yoko wanted to bring about world peace through songs and bed-ins, then realized it was really all about their state of mind—that they had to be peaceful. You need to take full responsibility for your state of mind. Everything, without exception, is mind. Trust is at the center and with it come reverence and sustained joy. Give yourself over to the experience. The joy of extending your inspiration wants to burst forth!
The idea of effortless Awakening takes a total thought-reversal. You come from a mentality of “work hard and earn it.” You think you must plan, prepare, and scheme. If you want something, you have to figure out how to get it. When you carry this mentality into the awakening experience you experience guilt and anxiety. Did I do enough? Did I do it quickly enough, well enough? Will I ever be able to do it? We can let go of this old training!