For the Time Being - Happy Days Blog - NYTimes.comAs far as the feeling of being alive goes, I'd put it more this way. All of us, I think, knows what it feels like to be alive — that part's a given. We're all feeling this right now. It's knowing what to do with such feelings that is the tougher next step.
I think the reason I responded in this fashion was because I've never been comfortable with the "I/we are enlightened and you are not" line. I prefer the "Everyone is already enlightened; here's how to get to know that fact a little better" approach.