DonnaIsabella makes the comment that if she knew she'd follow Him. I'm wondering about this. Him? Maybe it's a Her...or an It. Or maybe no following is necessary; maybe it's simply a matter of knowing what WE are in our essence?
Self Realization is something we're told of by some of those who have experienced it. "Beyond explanation..." we are told, but still such enlightened people endeavour to point the way for us.
I have met one such person who's only explanation went along these lines: "I was out there! I was everything and every thing: the trees, the sky, the mountains, the insects in the trees, the earth - everything! It was so incredible. Can't really expalin it."
So what is it you need to KNOW? You need to know you are it all at the EXPERIENTIAL level. Theory and books knowledge can only motivate. In being a knower you have to be able to recall at will that you know.