The awareness (pozornosť) of natural perfection is everywhere, its parameters beyond indication, its actuality incommunicable; the sovereign view of natural perfection is the here-and-now, naturally present without speech or books, irrespective of conceptual clarity or dullness, but as spontaneous joyful creativity its reality is nothing at all.
— Natural Perfection, Longchenpa’s Radical Dzogchen

Intrinsic Awareness is our basic ability to be aware, to know. This ability itself does not depend on external objects and it must exist before our sense organs get in contact.

Who’s aware of emptiness?
Teravadian: Not me
Mahayanain: Compassion
Tantric: Bliss
Madhyamakain: Emptiness
Dzogchenpa: Awareness