I understand you Tiger.These words such as awareness or life or knowing seem so esoteric... and seems very misleading...
In experience i can just say, if attention is on an object then the object exists in experience...
If not, attention is on this blank slate or blank light/dark(depends)
And as attention moves around objects.. i have a sense that i am moving.. it makes me believe that i am somehow related to this movement ... that is the experience .. i know you will say, look if there is someone or something that you can touch or see or smell... I'm trying to look at it.... That is why i'm taking a few extra days to look at whats happening
There is an labelled of the experience as "moving".. That's ok. It is there. There is only the experience.
But can you see that is is only a label that someone is moving ?
It is only a thought definition of what actually is here and now..
Put something in your mouth, at that moment labelling will kick in and say "apple"..."sweet"..etc...
and try to ignore what it is in your mouth, even forget that you are eating.
Can you know what is in your mouth without a thought label ?
What is any "i am moving" without a thought label?