Updated: Aug 31
Let’s first define awareness as your ability to notice a (sensory) signal – things you smell, hear, feel, etc. For example, when you are concentrated on something you become unaware of what’s going on around you – while completely engrossed in a project, you register little else including sound. However, unless you literally cannot hear, you know that you can rely on sound to snap you back into reality and make sense of your external world. In fact, it is often essential to use sound (or your other senses) to notice changes. In those moments, you’re using your awareness to take in information.