"It is easy to imagine that the Buddha, the awakened one, is something or somewhere other than here or that awakening to reality will happen sometime other than now. But as long as we continue to think in terms of time we will deceive ourselves.
The “you” who is chasing enlightenment will never become enlightened. Instead of striving towards some distant goal that you will never reach, I invite you to stop and ask:
How am I avoiding the enlightenment that is already present in each moment?
How am I seeing separation where it doesn’t exist?"
Adyashanti (put together from Chasing Enlightenment & Where is the Buddha?)