【原文】 Only by wakening can you know the true meaning of that word.
Instead of being lost in your thinking, when you awaken you recognize yourself as the awareness behind it. Thinking then ceases to be a self-serving autonomous activity that takes possession of you and runs your life. Awareness takes over from thinking. Instead of being in charge of your life, thinking becomes the servant of awareness. Awareness is conscious connection with universal intelligence. Another word for it is Presence: consciousness without thought.
What is the relationship between awareness and thinking? Awareness is the space in which thoughts exist when that space has become conscious of itself.