An awakening can be likened to a ball on a hill, nothing else is needed than the initial nudge to get it rolling, and it will just keep on building momentum until something gets in the way to stop it.
Once a ball is placed at the top of a hill and it’s nudged ever so slightly, it naturally begins rolling in the only direction it can go and its momentum builds without one ounce of doing. It does take some effort in the beginning to get it going, but not much more than a little nudge. It’s this way when one wakes up from the sleep of unconsciousness. There’s not much that needs to be done for one’s awakening to expand, as a matter of fact most people don’t wake up fully because of trying to hard. If you are awake the nudge has already occurred, so all effort is now futile. So many books, programs, videos, and whatnot and although they make one knowledgeable, none of it makes one anymore awake than the initial nudge.
This is one of the reasons I emphasis using the body as an anchor in the awakening process, because it doesn’t take effort, it only takes being with what is actually here, which is the present moment. All kinds of stories can be made up about what needs to be done, but it doesn’t expand the initial nudge one bit. Either you are awake in the quietness of the present moment or you are asleep in the noise of somewhere else, the initial nudge reveals this truth. And as with the ball, nothing else is needed than the initial nudge to get it rolling, and it will just keep on building momentum until something gets in the way to stop it.