Q: What advice would you give to those who are impatient with their daily, everyday lives and are eager for enlightenment?
A: I would tell them that this is quite normal from the perspective of the ego. The ego is always impatient, because the moment is always silent. This causes fear in the ego which makes it run.
I would tell them to accept this about their ego, and that only by accepting it will they be able to let it go and to transcend it. I would tell them by accepting their ego, they will automatically feel more at peace, and paradoxically, they will be much closer to enlightenment.
See the ego in all its twists and turns it performs in an effort to co-opt the moment, and accept it for what it is — a fear-based collection of thoughts that is desperately looking to escape this scary moment and get security, even if it is imaginary security. This will do a lot in bringing you closer to enlightenment.
In other words, don’t do anything about the ego. To get away from it, just accept it for what it is and make it your new job to watch it. This will put you in touch with witness consciousness in a hurry and do more for you than years of therapy.
And just like anything else, the more you practice it, the more natural it becomes, the better you get at it, until it becomes completely natural to identify with the witness, not the ego.