The great joke about waking up is that there isn’t actually anyone to wake up and nothing for the mind or ego; and awakening or enlightenment is undefinable in verbal terms. Awareness awakens to Itself. Awareness is that which looks AND that which is seen.
Awareness looks out of these eyes at a sofa and pillows, registers mantras on the stereo and a clock ticking and traffic in the background. The traffic can be heard because the window is open as It registers unseasonably warm temperatures in the northern hemisphere in February: 70F or 21.1C. Objects are given names by the mind not by Awareness. Awareness knows itself.
Each person, dog, squirrel, animal, tree, rock is, in Itself, the same Awareness. Awareness exists in many forms and as the Formless. Awareness is registering Itself ‘out there’ by every sense that aids in perception. Awareness is in all form and beyond form: immanent and Transcendent. It’s everything and You are IT. Wake up beyond your mind if you can…and as simply as you’re able…it’s indescribably delicious.