The paradox of awareness is very profound and yet very simple. It can't be described because it has no objective qualities and no limitation. Sometimes it comes naturally to the surface when we are fully in the present moment and no longer lost in thought or mental projections.
Pure consciousness is neither high nor low, neither pleasant or unpleasant, neither good nor bad. No matter where we are, no matter what we are doing, we always have an immediate access to that inner stillness. It can be experienced in an instant in all circumstances once we know how to pay attention to it. It is utterly peaceful and it is also insightful, so it sees through all illusions. When ever there is a moment of being deluded, we can use that moment to practice settling in the very perfect sphere of Buddha mind without trying to change anything. When we reside in that liberating mind, we find the very thing we have been seeking right along.
This is a description of the Book "The Magic Of Awareness" by Anam Thubten. Joel Baehr shared some of the passages with me. Thought Rising Light Sangha members might like to know about it and possibly read it.
I definitely recommends this book to anyone. Jen