We are always unfinished. Since we are finite beings, we can never be complete since only that which is Infinite is complete. But maybe Frank is finished...I got a charge out of watching this video. It takes dharma hootspa to put yourself out there, and display your firewarts and all along the path. But is Frank really 100% complete... Enlightened, Cooked?
He certainly did have a breakthrough to the Infinite. It appears his channels are opened up and he is no longer the sole doer. He may now has aligned his will to the Will of the Absolute; however, he is still a human being.
The cross best represents us as a point on the vertical and the horizontal. We are always unfinished morally, intellectually, and aesthetically as we are often encountering changes that requires us to adapt to the circumstances. There is an awakening to the transcendent—a realization! And before and after we also awakening our minds to new ideas, we're awakening to inhabiting new ways of being with others, we're also awakening to more mature ways of building our character. But maybe this is easier if we exhaust the seeker, or maybe not.
She may not be awakened in the transcendent sense, but she seems to have awakened to the façade of certain ideologies she had been indoctrinated into. I myself have been on this road and it took years to see through it. It does seem this sort awakening has to go beyond the intellect. There is something deeper for us to intuit, similar to how we can also open to the transcendent, but not necessarily the same.
How we get there can't always be determined by just the facts. I recently read a couple compelling books, here and here, as to how applied postmodernism is undermining truth in the quest to be politically correct. The authors fall into the secular classical liberalism camp and therefore focus on objective truth based on science, which is objective on one plane; however, never filling in the entire story on all planes. We have to leap beyond the information where we can find a unity of knowledge that coheres and integrates. And in order for this to occur, we need to inhabit an epistemic humility to what we don't know.
Human reason is not always transparent to itself. In fact, the point of departure where we stand on something lies buried in the unconscience or preconscious. To change that worldview, always requires an awakening or the faith to be open to reality.
Sadly, more diverse ideas do not necessarily bestow more truth, as many clever concepts can take us further away from Truth. But there can be metaphysical complementaries to ideas; freedom and equality being one set—and each side can be distorted through libertarianism and leftism. But the tensions need to exist in their essence, as to meld all ideas to one would be its own form a totalitarian stasis. The dynamism comes in the polarities—that are not to be negated—but can be lived differently from a higher order. As to where we lean will always be a reflection of our imprint that is brought to bear in this existence.