The level of Awareness throughout most of humanity is ‘deep sleep’. It believes that the world-universe is real and that each one is an individual identity called ‘me’. This belief is centered on the idea that everything is separate and separation ‘always’ involves chaos, conflict and confusion no matter what remedies the mind comes up with.
When it dawns on one that separation is an illusion the experience of it still remains since the body-mind-identity is a bundle of conditioning, which is attachments, expectations and identifications. This conditioning must be not only ‘faced’ but dissolved completely for the Truth of ONE-ness to be an ongoing experience. For this ALL practices eventually dovetail into Self Inquiry/Surrender where first you step off the stage of dreams and sit in the front rows watching the dream of separation play out. This is the beginning of Freedom ‘with’ Baggage. When enough conditioning has been dissolved you move up into the mid theater with echoes of conditioning and far more Aware of what is Real and what is a dream.
In the balcony you have only ‘whispers’ of conditioning and live mostly Free of the prison that conditioning imposes on the Real YOU [ONE SELF] … this is True Awareness. Awareness ‘of’ Awareness, which is ‘Absolute’ Freedom, is the ONE SELF totally without conditioning ‘witnessing’ the witness you are when you watch the dream world with only whispers.
“THE GRAND DREAM” -You Have Been Dreaming, Its Time to Wake Up https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0927S31ZH
SELF DISCOVERY AND SELF INQUIRY: A Handbook for the Pathless-Path to Freedom https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07YKCHFP3