The “I” does not wake up, since it does not exist. It is seen that the only place that an “I” exists is in a thought about oneself (a self-image) that arises from time to time. A thought happens, an I-thought happens, and then another thought happens that says something like, “I just had a thought.” And all this happens with no actual, personal self being there. Do you see this? The I-thought happens frequently enough for it to arise and claim arising thought as its own. The frequently arising I-thought, and the identification with it, is an old habit learned when you were a toddler. But this can be seen And identification released.