The term enlightenment could mean different things to different people. Generally, enlightenment is the realization of Universal truths or knowledge.
It is an understanding of the workings of life and usually happens in momentary experiences. In other words, enlightenment is not a destination — its possibility is inherent in all of us and is revealed as the result of effort.
Having attained this state, one is said to feel at peace with themselves and the world. It can also be referred to as the “gift of knowing” and “awakening.”