Awakening to what we are seems independent of content in one way, yet very much dependent on it in another way.
It is dependent on a shift in content of awareness from beliefs in stories, identification with content, and a sense of I and Other, to a release from all of those. This all happens very much within the realm of form and content of awareness.
At the same time, an awakening to what we are is pretty much independent of any other content of awareness. Thoughts, sensations and so on, all of it can stay the same.
The only shift is from a sense of I with an Other, to awakeness noticing itself and its own content as itself, already and always inherently absent of an I with an Other.