Rather than being about fulfilling certain conditions, happiness is about being receptive, about opening to what’s good in the present moment-here, now, and this. When we are receptive, we know every moment that wonderful healing and nourishing things surround us. The song of the birds on my walk is nothing less than astonishing, but only if I am present and open.

In this context, does 'am present' mean being awaken or simply exist?

Thanks in advance!
M interpretation of this lovely thought is:

To appreciate the astonishing song of the birds you encounter during your walk, you have to be attentive (or receptive) to the possibility of hearing the song (or their song) and open to its interpretation.
'Being present' could mean 'being attentive.'

Maybe this equal to 'being awake' too.

Thanks so much JohnParis!!!