Distractions - The Human Conspiracy in Meditation, Consciousness, Enlightenment, Spirituality Posted June 28 The only reason for awakening is for understanding yourself. Once you awaken, you stop suffering so much because you realize the illusory nature of everything and you loosen your attachments. When illusory suffering ceases, everything becomes good (or I should say everything is realised as being good already). Paradoxically, to know yourself you have to divide yourself. Hence, you divide yourself and form attachments and desires etc. and you suffer. But the suffering is recontextualized as a big never-ending game.