Only recently in the Western non duality scene at least from my experience have folk admitted that after awakening to one’s true nature problems can still arise. Like old habit patterns and addictions.
I felt like I was a failure when these patterns resurfaced. There seemed to be no room in the neo advaitic teachings that were more popular several years ago, you were either awake or not. But I had experienced my true nature this was certain.
Now after many years of the initial awakening I can be more loving with my relative self, this is a journey. It has been comforting to have had feedback from others further down the road than myself in the embodiment process after awakening that it’s OK.
Rough rides will continue, shit happens but now I am learning to ride the waves with more compassion for myself and others. And learning to be OK with not being OK.