When the awakening has been stabilised and integrated, there is no longer any suffering or seeking.
Pain remains, however, resistance to pain (suffering) is no longer there, as ego is no longer in play.
The “witness” which was a necessary developmental step on the journey towards self-realisation is also no longer there, as it dissolves alongside ego.
The biggest difference, however, is freedom.
When the mind is free, it no longer needs to create states of consciousness to free itself.
The cycle of breaking free from one’s own self-created bondage ends.
When freedom is embodied, infinite creativity is all that remains.