There are many seeking enlightenment not aware that they already are enlightened and have always been enlightened. In order to realize the enlightenment you’ve always had you need to be aware of that part of yourself that has always been. It is your true self, but as the air you breathe it cannot be grasped or held onto. When sought it is elusive as it is not physical. It can be felt, but not touched. Do not look for your inner self because it cannot be found, instead just be aware that it is there, within you.
Awareness: the condition of being cognizant having knowledge or consciousness.
This definition and state of being is the root of enlightenment. It is to become aware that will lead you to the knowledge of self. Self-awareness will answer the question of what we are. Each will find their true identity through awareness.
The physical self is easy to be aware of as it is right there, available, easily seen. The inner self, the higher self is your true self. This true self has no end and no beginning. It has always been and will always be. This self is awakened, enlightened and one with all things including the divine.
To truly know yourself is to see with the eyes of oneness and to feel with the heart as one with all things. To be one is enlightenment. It is clarity and truth. It is love and harmony. It is to know and be one as there is only the one.
Our ego makes us believe we are separate and the physical form supports the fallacy. The egoic mind cannot comprehend oneness. It sees only separateness and duality while the inner self knows and sees only the oneness that is reality. The inner self is enlightened and has always been so. Listen to and be aware of the truth the love the harmony that is the oneness