From The SpiritWiki
"Consciousness is awareness, pure and simple."
"Experience shows that the spirit is nothing but awareness. Whoever has greater awareness has a greater spirit." Rumi. 
Awareness is a Facet of Consciousness
- Chittick, William C., and Rumi. The Sufi Path of Love: The Spiritual Teachings of Rumi. Rumi SUNY Series in Islam. New York: SUNY Press, 1983. p. 31