I am the gazillionth reincarnation of a totally clueless being of no notable lineage. I have no idea what it feels like to be “realized,” much less anything higher. I am a student of my meditation group; local independent bookstores; and when that doesn’t work, Amazon.com. No one sits at my feet — and that’s a good thing because more often than not, they’re constantly going out from under me. Always my own worst enemy, I’m just trying to keep from taking myself out. Though we must walk the Path alone, I’m so grateful that we are not alone in the walking!