Very good, keep returning to that which is already present, but to be sure we are not referring to an image of what you may have, it's your current experience that is completely permeated with consciousness; including your thoughts, images, perceptions, sensations, emotions, pains and pleasures... welcome them all, and welcome them off when they go, neither encourage nor resist any particular experience, not clinging to anything nor pushing any away; welcome life in its fullest.
The understanding and realization will deepen in time, usually for most it does not happen all at once; its gradual or a series of many small realizations or epiphanies, but which are always now not in the future. Vigilance is not needed, consciousness is already present, simply keep recognizing that, even your distracting thoughts are proof that consciousness already is, as a thought is nothing but consciousness in a temporary form. Reading and listening to truth is fine, if you are so inclined, it can point you to the essence of life, and deepen your understanding. But can you read or listen from that "ease of being" rather than from a state of agitated seeking? Then you may find that some of the words or pointers resonate or have more clarity for you, and there can be a resting in that.
"Awareness is already present, already here, already now; before you try to be more.... In that recognition there's no effort, there's just acknowledgment"..."Awareness is not something you can understand, it's something you are."