Life is LITERALLY like the movie "The Matrix" (less the sci fi plot). We are LITERALLY living in a dream existence including our own concept of "me". It seems red & blue pills of "awakening" are scattered here and there very sparingly.
Somehow by chance we learn of the dream and our dream identity, via taking a pill (Non-dual knowledge, all other knowledge and practices only reinforce the dream).
Until then, The Matrix movie keeps running on repeat over aeons of imagined time.