Why the heck does anyone want to awaken? I can only speak to my own feeling about it: I wanted to get to the foundational root of existence. Pretty simple, not so easy in execution, or at least for a while it wasn’t.
Awakening is the most natural thing there is, as it is a conscious awareness of our true state. Reality, whether you consider it to be what is experienced here with our senses (existence itself) or to be what gives birth to existence, is all I focus on these days. Both are legitimate views, dependent only upon definitions and attitudes. And I find one calls to me more succinctly than the other.
Here’s my video answer to that call.