Originally Posted by nicbrahms
As usual you hit the nail on the head, except it doesn't feel like ego this time. It was just me awakening and feeling different and the feeling persists.
Yeah ego isn't the be-all word, but I don't know what else to use in its place. If everything is (literally) you, then there can't really be an awakening to yourself, since yourself was always there. The only thing that would become more aware would be the ego, because it is the only thing that has ever felt separate. And in that case I think it would be less the ego becoming aware, and more part of it going into the background so your real self shines through.
When your real self shines through, I think it's always because a part of you that was in the way has taken a back seat.
Just my take, words don't always do it justice.