"Awakening is not changing who you are but discarding who you are not." [Deepak Chopra]
Have you ever wondered what that little indentation above your lip is called? That space between your lip and your nose is called a philtrum. According to the Jewish Talmud, an angel is sent by God to each womb to teach the baby "the entire Torah." Sadly, just before the baby is born, the angel returns and touches the baby between the upper lip and the nose and all that was learned, is now mysteriously forgotten; the philtrum is the mark left by the angel "shushing" the baby to cause her to forget her holy knowledge.
This concept is so beautiful because it reminds us that "awakening" to our true purpose in life is not an external quest of discovery, but rather, a process of unraveling--of editing the superfluous, to uncover the truth of our soul.