Awesome in-text experience about enlightenment / awakening:
If you want to know why it is called awakening, remember a time that you woke up in a dream.
There was a shift in the quality of perception right before and right after the realization. Imagine that happening in waking life.
A taste of this can be given in the quality of the following experience: become aware that you are observing glowing glyphs on a screen. Now notice the body posture of the whole organism reading the screen. The various muscular tensions, the feeling of the tongue and eyelids blinking, the rise and fall of respiration. There is a small shift in perception. Take the directionality of the difference between now and a few moments ago when you were unconscious of these things, and extend that vector out past your current horizon of experience. That is why.
— from a fb post by my friend Romeo