Asheville Spirituality, Satsang, Meditation
A simple way of putting it is that enlightenment is the realization that you are not your thoughts. One could go on to say that you are just the awareness behind your thoughts, but even that is getting ahead of one's self. All of the teachings are meant to illustrate this by examining the evidence, pointing to ways in which this can be realized right now, and discussing the potential ramifications of this simple truth. A good spiritual teacher is a gentle reminding presence, patiently and compassionately pointing you back to the source of who and what you really are.
My recommendation of the day is to smile periodically throughout the day and recognize the perfection of Life, drama and all :)