We can have self awareness and we can realise ourselves AS awareness itself.
When we have self awareness, it has come through observing and identifying the ego self: having a clear recognition of it’s patterns, beliefs, behaviours, reactions, fears, insecurities and insatiableness.
When we realise our Self AS awareness, we recognise our true place. We are awareness resting in itself. Not even resting. Just here.
We are aware of even the observer. We are beyond the mind. We are the sense of being, the I am presence, the wordless knowing, our pure Self that has no name.
I have awareness of my self. I am awareness itself.