Adya has a good way of talking about awakening and enlightenment, if I understand it correctly.
Awakening is a glimpse of what we are, or of what we are noticing itself. It can happen more or less clearly, and for shorter or longer periods of time. (Non-abiding awakening.)
Then, there is a process of clarifying and embodying this awakening. To clarify what we are, and to reorganize and realign our human life within that new context.
Eventually, the last bits of identification with stories may wear out and identification shifts (back) into what we are. (Abiding awakening.)
And before and after that happens, our human self continues to realign and reorganize. To heal, mature, develop skillful means. Live more and more in integrity.