You may still live in the same way, look the same, dress the same, but there will be a tremendous difference in your internal experience and in the way you relate to the world and to others.
Feelings, sensations, and attitudes will grow smoother and more stable, giving rise to a sense of satisfaction and happiness, and a peaceful assurance that you are going in the right direction.
In when frightening or frustrating events develop, they will not disturb your inner balance and confidence.
Within every experience you will see the truth of the Dharma.
You may even come to see that samsara and nirvana are inseparable like two sides of a coin, and that the journey from suffering to its cessation is not necessarily long and difficult. The moment you completely let go of samsara, nirvana is there.
Tarthang Tulku Rinpoche
Hidden Mind of Freedom