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 . . .