Many people wish to reach spiritual bliss. We interpret this as something that will give us peace and happiness. However, must you feel good or must everything be blissful before you can experience enlightenment? This is unlikely because a universe of objects is not permanent. There will always be changes occurring that can cause confusion and discomfort at the level of a life-form.
Enlightenment, regarding living consciously, does not necessarily become obvious only when we are blissful and without worry. The relationship with yourself, this moment, the universe and life contribute to consciously experiencing living and loving. A state of enlightenment is a constant. You either acknowledge, accept and allow enlightenment or not. But, it will be difficult to experience if you are not willing to accept both the limitations of your existence and the divinity of being.
Enlightenment Beyond Blissfulness
The mind has conditioned us to react to our experiences but we usually do not accept or respond to them. It has also painted us a picture whereby enlightenment represents a blissful existence. Recognize and acknowledge what is beyond mind limitations. Then it will be possible to experience everlasting bliss. But, blissfulness is not a prerequisite to enlightenment. There will be constant disorder and inconsistency in the experiences of a life-form. The mind labels our experiences. Still, you will not become enlightened by focusing on words or symbols.
You will experience a direct portal to universal consciousness. This is possible through awareness to object consciousness and by knowing that this is the essence of life. You don’t need to know what it is to experience it. This can and will become evident regardless whether you are blissful or not. The acceptance of your relationship with universal consciousness will free you from the burden of searching for enlightenment. Furthermore, with practice you will stop listening to the mind tell you that becoming enlightened means you will instantly be blissful.