What does it mean to be spiritually awake? First of all, it is a choice; I would say it is an equal choice of both your soul and your conscious decision making. Red pill or Blue pill? To wake up is a double-edged sword. Would you choose to wake up, to see reality as it is, even if it meant seeing the stark truth of life, a possible inconvenient and wholly unsettling truth, or even subject yourself to great suffering? When you wake up you let go. You let go of everything you think you were, for it is just a story, not your real identity. Dark night of the soul perhaps. You start looking at the world through spiritual eyes; you begin to feel things more deeply;
Let go of control. Control is an illusion. Completely give it up. Things will happen to you in this life, loved ones may die, you may fall on hard times, all things that you cannot control. Letting go is an art form, it is the way of the Buddha. Letting things carry themselves out in their own time and place is key. You must master the art of letting go. Change what you can, and let go of everything else. Your power comes not from controlling, but from letting go. Being a “control freak” is a pathological disorder. Yes, you are the master of your own life, but in order to truly master it, you must let the chips fall where they may. Thinking that you can serve outcomes to your own needs is an illusion.