YOU KNOW YOURSELF DIRECTLY WITHOUT THE AID OF THE MIND
You know yourself without the aid of the mind.
You known yourself directly. This knowingness is a non phenomenal knowingness which is referred to as an apperception.
In the absence of thought, in the absence of perception and sensation, I know I AM.
This direct knowingness which is similar to the knowingness that ‘I am aware’ and the knowingness that ‘I am aware that I am aware’ is a topic of contemplation which may help to clarify that consciousness IS, irrespective of world body mind.