It is impossible to wake entirely to the reality of LOVE All Is while holding onto even a single strand of the illusion in which True Self slumbers. For holding onto to tiniest bit of dream acts as like an Ambien to the awakening awareness, pulling it back to unconsciousness in the bed of mind, beneath sheets of ego.
So one must let go of all they are not, to Be wholly awakened to the truth of LOVE they Are or remain forever lost in deep repose…
“There is no reaching the Self. If Self were to be reached, it would mean that the Self is not here and now but that it is yet to be obtained. What is got afresh will also be lost. So it will be impermanent. What is not permanent is not worth striving for. So I say the Self is not reached. You are the Self; you are already That.” ~ Ramana Maharshi