What is awarness? Is this Buddho = the one who knows, to be awake and enlighten?
Ajahn Sumedho write this in one article:
"And the path is in terms of being eightfold (the Eightfold Path). But the Eightfold Path is really just awareness. Awareness is the path, and the eight parts are more or less positions for reflection rather than actual steps on an actual path. It is not a matter of taking this whole conception of a path too literally, thinking that one step leads to the next ― first you do this and then you do that".
For the whole article check this link:
If so the path seems to be not that difficult? Just be aware of each step, voila.