To me, enlightenment is the ability of an individual to feel a sense of calm and peace. This is a very personal process and journey.
Within this reflection a deeper level of understanding is created and developed with continued practice.
In order to feel enlightened, a person is often required to confront their internal dialogues, often pushing an individual outside of their comfort zone. We gain this from doing yoga classes or yoga teacher training.
To achieve enlightenment requires patience and lifelong learning, to surrender oneself to the process.
With this dedicated practice, an awakening and liberation of the mind and feelings occur. This results in a person developing a really deep trust in yourself and for your life.
They can begin to see and accept life beyond the pairs of opposites in the world, i.e. choosing gain versus loss.
Although this can be challenging and fearful, this all needs to occur while the person is mentally present.
The way a person keeps their mind determines how they experience and perceive the world.
Thus the more an individual can align their minds with their self and soul, a purpose of life can be discovered and enlightenment can be achieved.
Meaning having a person believing in the feeling, continue the practice until they start to truly internally have these emotions. And thoughts. It is choosing a practice that requires time, patience, dedication and challenges.
Although we often want to find the quick answers to happiness, true enlightenment is a personal life goal we committee to ourselves and it is through living the present journey can we continue to find these answers.