Mahayana Buddhist teach that "You Are Already Enlightened". Ramana Maharshi said : “You are already that which you seek.”

There are many similar teachings, all pointing to an understanding that, on reaching the destination, it becomes known there never was a journey.

But this does not mean there is no journey!

This sounds crazy, paradoxical, unintelligible - and to the mind, it is.

There is a journey - a journey of discovery - an expansion of our awareness  - with stages and phases, each dissolving into the next with successive realisations. 

“There is a vastness beyond the farthest reaches of the mind. That vastness is my home; that vastness is myself. And that vastness is also love.”
― Nisargadatta Maharaj