Awakening is a certain shift of perception. A shift of focus.
The focus changes from the ego-centered, the restricted, tense perspective with me and my life in the center, to an open, more holistic and relaxed perspective which encompasses everything and lingers on practically everything that is here and now.
The thing is that awakening is not for the person, but from the person.
Awakening from the restricted, painful, fearful sense of being an individual only, surrounded by the big, more or less friendly world. Awakening to the spaciousness of life itself, which we at the end recognize to be one with.