Awakening is now more common, but still rare. You have to decide that you’re going to beat the odds and wake up. You’re the one. If you think, “It’s kind of rare, I don’t know,” it’s probably not going to happen for you. A helpful attitude is that you will either wake up from the nightmare or die trying. The Teaching is like a rope anchored in rock, something that doesn’t move when you pull. It’s possible to become free of the need for cyclic existence. The end may seem terrifying, but the actuality of awakening is peaceful. It is beyond the logic of the nightmare.