from Awareness by Anthony De Mello . . .

Spirituality means waking up. Most people, even though they don’t know it, are asleep. They’re born asleep, they live asleep, they marry in their sleep, they breed children in their sleep, they die in their sleep without ever waking up.

They never understand the loveliness and the beauty of this thing that we call human existence.

Waking up is unpleasant, you know.

You are nice and comfortable in bed.

It’s irritating to be woken up.