There also seems to be an assumption that enlightenment is like an on or off switch, and the mind longs for the switch to get switched on and stay there and voila - you're in the state of nirvana. This concept does not honor the day to day experience of being manifested; it is a mind-made ideal.The advice from Mooji which woke her up is powerful as the mind does seem to do this dance with us ... it reacts to the experience of awakening by both jading itself to it and by pining for it and trying to re-capture it with what caused it before ... only by recognizing that and letting go of that past Joy can we claim it again.
From my experience, it is a journey, and though I certainly make no claim to being "enlightened" (firstly, because any meaningful definition is tenuous at best, and secondly, it's not a label I'd feel comfortable identifying with), I can state honestly that clarity and awareness have been clearer and awarer as the journey has progressed, and I can and do often rest in awareness in my day to day dealings. My level of acceptance has reached a pleasant state even in the face of unpleasantness, and as a manifested human being I have been fortunate to retain a childlike sense of wonder throughout my life that keeps me open and enthusiastic and inspired. I've been shedding most of my opinions with no effort whatsoever - they have just left "me." I shoot from my intuitive hip. Off and on throughout the day, I find myself wallowing in joy, and my brain says, Wow, this is really wonderful! What a gift!
We truly are in a new stage of human evolution. The Third Wave, the Age of Communication, is lifting us into the Age of Awakening.