Have you ever heard of the zen term Satori? It's a term used to describe awakening, comprehension, or even understanding to some extent.
It is derived from the Japanese verb satoru.
In the Zen Buddhist tradition, satori refers to the experience of kenshō,
"seeing into one's true nature".
Ken means "seeing," shō means "nature" or "essence".
I remember hearing a story about a Zen Master being asked "What is it like to achieve Satori?" And his reply was "It's just like normal everyday life but a few inches off the ground."
Living in such a way that we don't feel held down by all of our anger, fear, resentment, isn't to say that we are unaffected by external influences.
Our heads don't have to be stuck in the sand. Nor do the have to be stuck in the clouds. But right where we are. In the present moment.