The process of achieving spiritual enlightenment does not require that we have to become something different from who we already are. We just have to recognize that our view of ourselves is too limited.
We mistakenly see ourselves as beings that have a life rather than as life expressing itself as a human being. In other words, we are Life itself.
If a tree falls in the forest and no one is there to hear it, does it make a sound? The answer, of course, is that the falling tree creates the potential for sound.
We are the mirror, the reflection, what's being reflected, and above all, we are what is Knowing all that is happening.