To seek enlightenment is to acknowledge the self as priority. The act of seeking reinforces a centralized awareness by directing focus toward self assessment. The byproduct of this process is a reinforcement of identity and distancing from that which is not included in the identity.
Enlightenment is not a static state of Being experienced by the self, nor is it merely the absence of self, nor the absence of activity. It is the experiential sensation of freedom from self, a byproduct of immersion into Oneness, which does not arise out of intention- an expression of self- but rather the act of opening to limitless sensitivity. It is pure awareness, redistributed, freed from the confines of particular identity; thus it is fluid and dynamic, unlike the self, which exists only through perception based on a distortion of movement into stagnancy.
To seek to attain is to seek to contain.
There is no path. There is only arrival.