I am a seeker of truth. Please show me rather than tell me. And I will endeavor to understand.
This is a spiritual pursue for me rather than a mental exercise. My goal is to understand the meaning/purpose stemming from self interest and beyond. This is a long journey as there are many layers of meaning as there are life roles.
Case in point: took my son to college, the same campus that I once walked and lived. But it had a different meaning now. No longer a student, I was there as a student parent. The juxtaposition of my role and the campus community had a very different interpretations and meanings.
I may never get to enlightenment. It took Buddha six years, and I know I am no Buddha.
One experience however did come close. It was the moment when I decided to marry my girlfriend, now my wife. I caught myself thinking of her and that thought brought a smile to my face. With absolutely clarity I knew right there and then that she is the one that I want to spent my life with. That was a enlightenment moment.