What is the location for Awareness? Where is it located? Can you find it? Can you put your finger on it?
Awareness is undeniably there, yet it's not anywhere in particular. It's everywhere. It's everything. Is this a mystical experience? Is this a new state? No. It's already the case, only it's taken as "ME-seeing-world". Awareness is the nondual reality, the present state of affairs, however it's being translated as a subject seeing an object.
If you had to locate Awareness, you wouldn't be able to point to anything in particular, because Awareness encompasses everything, every single experience, every feeling, every thought, the slightest sensation, the most subtle perception.
If you point to the wall, you're pointing to Awareness, so to speak. The wall doesn't exist outside of Awareness. The finger which is pointing is in Awareness. The one who is pointing is also objective within Awareness. Isn't this rather obvious? It's almost silly to have to point it out - it's the most primary, fundamental and obvious aspect of reality - the entirety of that so-called individual is an appearance IN this Awareness, which pervades and shines unconditionally, unfettered, unaffected.
If we had to say what we are, ultimately, we might notice the obviousness of this bright and ever-present presence, this space of knowing, this solid block of nondual reality which we intimately know as "awareness".
You cannot find it conceptually because you ARE it. Yet wherever you look, there it is. Any appearance, any experience is nothing BUT that limitless Awareness that you are. Yet to speak of appearances, we are still operating in duality and requiring a witness or awar-er of the appearance, requiring the appearance to be other than the witness. Therefore the witness and appearance are provisional understandings and are ultimately discarded.
Awareness is then recognized to be all there is - subject and object are realized as taking Awareness to be split up - this is something the mind does naturally and is not inherently problematic. But when that subject is seen to be separate from the object, when that subject is seen as an independently-existing entity, the constant and compulsive self-reference brings suffering.
When we recognize that Awareness has never been lost, never obscured, never the result of spiritual experiences or practices - when we recognize that each perception IS that Awareness that you are, then every experience is enlightenment, every appearance is a miracle. Then the mind carries on but that binding nature of thought is dissolved. The urge to apply experiences to a self-reference falls away naturally. Awareness shines as it always has, but it's known to be your own true essence.
Yet the instant it is searched for, the simplicity and obviousness of this space-like presence of Awareness has been missed, overlooked. Yet even the overlooking, the seeking, the ignorance of your true Self is irrelevant, because the search itself takes place as a series of thoughts, experiences and ideas within THAT which is being sought after.
Nothing at all is required to be what you already are. THIS, right here and now, is IT. THIS, right here and now, is Awareness itself, nondual reality, one without a second, Advaita. It isn't difficult to find. It's inescapable.