In my recent post I linked to a text by Steven Norquist. After thinking about this for a while I feel there is a lot of truth to this but it does paint too dark a picture. Yes, enlightenment does include a form of ego death and this can cause a kind of mourning process, but it seems that enlightened experience in many cases is still colored by the person’s characteristics dependent on the depth and clarity of the awakening. There are too many examples out there of awakened beings who are happy and loving, so I’m not going to be deterred by this article. ‘My’ experience of nonduality didn’t feel shocking, was smooth, logical and comforting. Everything was just okay as it was.