The Soul is in isolation from its true Source and is striving to find its way back. It knows its own Existence and is conscious of this. Yet the pull of Desire and old Samskara's or habits, draws it to the material world of temporary pleasures, cravings or desires.
The challenge is to move from darkness or ignorance to Light, to remove the chains from the abyss of the cave and walk to Freedom. This is a real struggle for the Soul. Once conquered, re-awakening or Oneness takes place. What else is there to know?