There is no reward waiting at the conclusion of the search. As long as the person you take yourself to be remains uninvestigated, the search will continue to go on - why? - because from the standpoint of the person the search is a search for something better for ME - my life should get better - I should become more peaceful - I should be wiser - I should have amazing experiences or I should achieve a supreme state of some kind.
It is all a rejection of what IS right now and a preference for becoming something different. That very rejection is the root frustration and lack of clarity. Why can't I get this? Why can't I experience that? Why can't I discover?
From this standpoint we are completely missing the point.
It isn't something FOR the individual - it isn't something that the individual BECOMES. It is a REALIZATION that the individual is false. Once again - it isn't that the individual gets something - it is discovering that the individual never existed.
We might stop chasing these states and achievements and direct our search towards the investigation of the idea of the individual, the entity, the person, the existence which is individual, the one referred to by the word "ME". Is it real? Does it really exist? Did it ever exist? How do you know of that idea? What is that idea based on? Can you find it anywhere? When does it appear? Where does it appear?
So we might ask - why am I stuck? Why do I see an outside world? This question really means - why am I an individual? The questions assumes that you ARE an individual and then something should change. Can you see this? That question isn't answerable because you never WERE an individual. The search isn't about making something change so that you are no longer an individual or you are an enlightened individual.
The search never ends for the individual. The search can end, however - it ends abruptly when it dawns that this idea you have about yourself, that you are a separate person, this idea is false. There is no such thing as a person. It's an idea - it's sort of like a prison because if you assume you are that person then you are really saying that existence is separate. A person is a separate existence. So you take yourself to BE that then try to GET OUT of it. It's impossible.
Poke into that idea and see if it is true, if it ever was true. If it is true then you can go on satisfied that you found your answer. If it is not true then the bottom falls out of the search right that very instant.