Most people are deluded what an awakening is, but for those truly awake they are awakened to the delusion, the mind that tells you to do something is the same mind that questions why it was done.
All delusions are created by one’s own mind and until there is awareness of this, the delusions remain. One of if not the most important thing to realize when it comes to breaking free of your delusions is, the mind that tells you to do something is the same mind that questions why it was done. Think about how it’s your mind questioning itself, so what you are basically doing is arguing with yourself. What’s crazy about this is it’s almost like there are two entity’s with different perspectives. This goes on in most lives every single day without ever realizing it, but don’t be fooled by the questioning because even our judgements that aren’t questioned create just as much delusion. To be awake is to be aware of this nonsense.
An awakening isn’t a magical state, all it is is becoming aware of the thoughts that hold you in captivity, that’s basically it. It’s in this awareness that one naturally stops attaching to these captivating thoughts. Being awake doesn’t stop them from arising, but with the awareness they’re there, the nonsense of when happens when there’s attachment to them is seen. Until this is realized the mind that tells you do something will continue to question why it was done, and there will continue to be judgements of others as your own created delusions hold you in captivity.