Being present is “One”.
Being aware of awareness is “Two”.
If you are aware of something, there is conflict in your psyche. There is you and that which you are aware of.
Conflict in this context refers to the presence of more than One. Where there is more than One there is always conflict, no matter how subtle. Where there is conflict, there is always friction. Friction arises at the meeting place between two or more.
Presence is Awareness without separation. It means there is no longer a “witness” operating within your psyche. It means you are conflict-free.
Being “Present” and being “Awareness” are essentially the same thing and can be used interchangeably to point to the One without conflict.