There are very few human beings who receive the truth, complete and staggering, by instant illumination. Most of them acquire it fragment by fragment, on a small scale, by successive developments, cellularly, like a laborious mosaic.
~ Anaïs Nin
… And yet, as that mosaic becomes complete the enlightenment process would be as if it were being experienced instantaneously. It all comes down to that moment when you make that connection with that innermost part of your Self. To place yourself in the front row, before your God … it’s all about that moment of communion. And, once had, it is never lost.
~ Grandmaster David Crawford