Awareness is the ability to directly know and perceive, to feel, or to be cognizant of events. More broadly, it is the state or quality of being conscious of something. Awareness is a relative concept.
Awareness may be focused on an internal state or on external events by way of sensory perception. Popular ideas about Consciousness suggest the phenomenon describes a condition of being aware of one’s Awareness or, Self-awareness.
Self-awareness is the capacity for introspection and the ability to recognize oneself as an individual separate from the environment and other individuals.
It is not to be confused with Consciousness in the sense of qualia. While Consciousness is a term given to being aware of one’s environment and body and lifestyle, Self-awareness is the recognition of that Awareness.
If you have a golf-ball-sized Consciousness, when you read a book, you’ll have a golf-ball-sized understanding; when you look out, a golf-ball-sized Awareness, when you wake up in the morning, a golf-ball-sized wakefulness.
But if you could expand that Consciousness, then you read the book, more understanding; you look out, more Awareness and when you wake up, more wakefulness. It’s Consciousness. And there is an ocean of pure vibrant Consciousness inside each one of us. And it’s right at the source and base of mind, right at the source of thought and it is also at the source of all matter.