All of the practices — praying for help, stillness, gratitude, surrender, forgiveness, and loving the truth &mdas; are all facets of a single jewel: humility. It's that basic attitude of not knowing — but being willing to be shown — that allows the ego to step aside so that true nature can emerge. The willingness to let go of the known is the oil for the lamp of awakening . . . our readiness for the unexpected moment when the divine bridegroom will appear. Awakening can happen anytime.

Joan Borysenko, Your Soul's Compass