"Nothing is free or has any value unless it is the product of labor." "If it isn't hard to achieve, it isn't worth it." These are the unstated beliefs underlying Western culture. And in respect to Buddha Nature and the contemplative path, they couldn't be any further away from the truth.
Waking up, as Doshim often teaches, is easy, as natural as waking up in the morning. It doesn't require any fierce labor or painful process. All it takes is awakening to your mind at this very moment; it's that simple.
Introduction and sound engineering by Tom Inzan Gartland.