An Interview with Jed McKenna...
A: The truth is that enlightenment is neither remote nor unattainable. It is closer than your skin and more immediate than your next breath. If we wonder why so few seem able to ﬁnd that which can never be lost, we might recall the child who was looking in the light for a coin he dropped in the dark because “the light is better over here”.
Q: What is enlightenment?
A: No-self. Okay, what is no-self? Abiding non-dual awareness. Okay, what is—? I can’t tell you what it is; no one can. It’s not a thing, it’s not a concept, it’s not a place. There’s no explaining fire to someone who’s never seen fire; no description can do justice to the direct experience of fire."
-- from Jed McKenna's Notebook