Is Enlightenment A Permanent State ?

I agree that we do ‘come back to live our life’ but there is a profound and permanent change (at least there was for me), which is not easy to experience as the experience of separation is immediately forgotten (like waking from a dream) and I know this is how it has always been (not that there is any thing like time, of course!). I cannot “know” I’m Enlightened because I cannot truly recreate the illusion of separation that appeared to be there before; in fact there’s not even a ‘before’.

However much I get reattached to everyday life (and yes I can!!) it is never the same – although the world is very “sticky” it can never quite stick again; there’s like a switch I can throw to simply step out of it (even though my mind can still go round and round, and round and round).