The mind has this fantasy that enlightenment is the ultimate attainment. But how can you attain what you already are? It would be like a hammer running around looking to become a hammer!? All the hammer has to do is STOP and realize what it already is.
However, the drawback with my analogy is that a hammer is an object, and you are not. You are the perceiver or awareness of ALL that is. So, you aren’t a ‘thing,’ but the knowing space in which ‘things’ appear. Since ‘you’ are not anything (any ‘thing’), whatever you find in the world can never be you… you will ALWAYS be that which perceives it. Full Stop.