I just came from a coffee shop where I picked up one of those indy health mags. And It was running the first in a series of six installments about waking to reality.
The first thing the authors commented on was your question, ygolo! The necessary talk about finding the balancing point. Then there was a bunch of stuff about awareness, mindfullness, being in the moment.
My first thought was how alienated and lonely I sometimes feel letting go of the illusions. And they also addressed that speaking about how the process leads to a sense of connectedness which is satisfying. All very interesting.
I'll be looking for the next issues.
Sounds like you've tapped into the collective unconscious!