Down through the ages, the peeps we recognize as Enlightened Sages and Awakened Souls keep repeating a couple of elements. One is this:
The Awakened mind is your nature
It's what you already are. As Ken Wilber likes to say, "100% of the enlightened mind is already always present." Buddhism is rife with examples of such sayings. "Does the dog have buddha-mind? Yes."
What awakening is getting at is the truth of what you are, right now, and washing away the built up conditioned belief about what you are. You are obviously already present, which means so is the truth of you.
So... why the delay? 😉