How does one try to awaken?
If there's any trying, perhaps it's by the process of awakening itself, independent of anything we think or know about it.
But that leaves us out of the picture.
The ego-mind that believes it's separate from everything else has to go. All we can do is attend to the lifeboats before the ship goes down.
Then there's something to be done after all.
Discovering a lifeboat is available and how to find it is a good start.
So what triggers such a discovery?
Through heart/mind's knowing each is naturally led to their next step, to whatever draws one closer to awakening's presence. Each has their own way of preparation, and each reads their instruction manual through learning the language of the heart.