“Enlightenment does not mean that you will have 24/7 bliss and peace with a perfected personality. Enlightenment means “to know” or “to be aware of.” It does not necessarily mean to be the master of anything, even life. Simply knowing who and what you are, is all that is necessary to be enlightened. A perfected personality is impossible, and therefore is not a prerequisite to enlightenment. The human condition itself can never be enlightened. Only the true self, which does not have a human personality, is enlightened. This is the one who knows that sub-personalities are creations of the human condition, with its traumas and successes in human life.
…you are not your personality. You are also not the body, the mind or the emotions – none of these. You are eternal consciousness that lives long after the personality, the mind, and the body have come and gone. Eternal consciousness is your true identity, not your personality. Up to this point you might have thought that you are your personality, your name, your collection of experiences; but you are not. In fact, you are not the one who is evolving. The human is what is evolving, which includes the body, the mind, the emotions, and the personality.”
– Christine Breese, D.D., Ph.D.
From Transforming Personality 2005, UMS