Rumi, of course.
Click, click, click, the pieces fall into place like the tumblers of a lock. Her self care and becoming, my self care and becoming, M's self care and becoming.
Difficulty, it's how we learn to honor ourselves (which is honoring the divine, duh).
It's how we learn to listen
What does it take to always be conscious; to always be in flow? Time and attention and I guess some knowing that this is right because it is what is happening.
Once it has occurred, it is gone as if it never existed. Your state of consciousness in your last breath is irrelevant to your state of consciousness in this one. You don't get any brownie points for a good moment yesterday or a week ago or a minute ago, thought it is cumulative. Easier once you become accustomed to what it takes to be there.
Consciousness isn't a when, it's now. Enlightenment isn't a when, it's now. That's all.