“Awakening is possible only for those who seek it and want it, for those who are ready to struggle with themselves and work on themselves for a very long time and very persistently in order to attain it.”
― G.I. Gurdjieff
Gurdjieff likened awakening to escaping from prison. This prison is the person’s own sleep, and the primary force that keeps people locked up is that they know of their own captivity. He believed in “The Fourth Way” that described in a few words its an ancient system for the development of consciousness through self-knowledge. His book “The fourth Way” it’s a must read.