Every man credits himself with having consciousness during the wakeful state. He never questions or disputes the fact. He does not need anyone else to tell it to him, nor does he tell it to himself. It is the surest part of his knowledge. Yet this is not a knowing which he brings into the field of awareness. It is known differently from the way other facts are known by him. This difference is that the ego is absent from the knowledge--the fact is not actually perceived.
-- Notebooks Category 28: The Alone > Chapter 2: Our Relation To the Absolute > # 131
-- Perspectives > Chapter 28: The Alone > # 32