Enlightenment is a destructive process. It has nothing to do with becoming better or being happier. Enlightenment is the crumbling away of untruth. It’s seeing through the facade of pretense. It’s complete eradication of everything we imagined to be true. It creates a new perception, a new connection to the world. When we feel connected to everything, we feel responsible for everything. Our destiny is bound with the destinies of others. We must either learn to carry the universe or be crushed by it. We must grow strong enough to love the world, yet empty enough to sit down at the same table with its worst horrors.