"The visible is a shadow cast by the invisible"
Who you are and who you believe yourself to be are two different things. Who you are comes before you know yourself as this person.
We are all already awake, it is the natural state, and its nature is known when one is conscious of ‘being’ before clicking into identifying as the personal identity. This awakeness is the all pervading fullness of only ‘Good’ with no space left for anything else.