So, awakening… what’s that?
To me it refers to two interdependent yet distinct processes. Inner and outer. One focused on the self, one’s inner landscape or spiritual life. The other focused on so-called consensus reality or one’s outer life: society, history, cosmology, philosophy, etc.
To “wake up” can mean undergoing one, the other, or both of these processes. And sometimes they can be closely linked and/or mutually strengthening.