At our human level, we see ourselves in others and the wider world in general. The world is a mirror for what is right here.
And it is interesting to note that the same happens in awakening. When what we are awakens to itself, there is the recognition that – now quite obviously – all is already awake. Only that it doesn’t always recognize it.
There is a human self here functioning within the context of awakeness awake to itself. And someone there where the awakeness does not – yet – notice itself. At least not as what it and everything really is.
So in awakening, it is as if the whole world awakens. It awakens to itself as already awake.
(And this awakeness is just the ordinary awakeness, here whether it recognizes itself as what it and everything is, or not.)