Awakening came both slowly and quickly. A friend's voice, a meeting with others about plans for creating something new, a sense of bursting within. Suddenly, what was sleeping was awakened, what was dormant cried out to be heard.
Awakening can come like that. Both slowly and quickly, corresponding to the changes in consciousness that can deepen within the self. Then one day, it seems impossible to continue on the path one has been walking on for years and lifetimes. And suddenly, a new reality is born.