Awareness is bliss, but only if thought is not in operation. Thought just assumes the mantle of awareness. Thought is pretense.
But note that thought is totally tied up with the whole body and all its sensations. One cannot try and cut off thought so that the body would then be able to go around in a blissful state! And when we say 'body,' that means my body, your body. To cut out thought - who would do that, anyway?
Thought can lapse.
One can become aware of thoughts, but one cannot be aware of their absence. That must be because their absence is what awareness is.