Generally the words „to be aware,“ „to know,“ „to be conscious of“ are considered to be synonymous. (…) It is usually construed as to be or to become aware of something. This means more than simple consciousness or knowledge; it has the meaning of discovering something that was not quite obvious, or was even not expected. In other words, awareness is knowing or consciousness in a state of close attention. (…) For example awareness can refer to one’s body or to one’s psychic state (i.e., one’s feelings and one’s mood). ― (1989a [1974-75]: The Art of Being, New York (Continuum) 1993, p. 37.)