Enlightenment is not something one achieves, it is something intrinsic within each one of us. Something so ancient that it is written in our DNA.
A star in the sky does not wait to reach its peak shininess to shine, it shines anyway, naturally, to light up the darkness.
And we, you, me, we are but stardust after all, particles of a billion suns.
So, there is nothing outside of ourselves to learn, we only need to remember.
Shine on, shine brightly from wherever you are or wherever you perceive yourself to be.
Remember that no matter how dark a place you may feel you are in, Black is a combination of a multitude of colours, including light. 😉