These words! What seeks? Thought seeks! The egoic mind seeks! The true Self does not seek. It has nothing to seek.
When you hold a meditative mind that stills all thoughts and feelings, one becomes conscious of being Awareness aka the Soul that is the activity of Spirit. This is Self - Realization.
When conscious thought is stilled and one’s presence, one’s consciousness is no longer caught up in or distracted by thought and its subsequent emotions, containing memories, judgments, and future projections - you become aware instead of the Truth. You see reality as it is, not as you are, for the first time without a filter.
~ Tracy Pierce