What you really are is not only a self in the body, share the limitations and conditions of the body and eventually suffer the destiny of the body.
What you really are is that you always address yourself as "I" before any thoughts and perceptions, who’s always aware of all your mundane experiences, with which all objective experience is known, but which itself can not be known as an object.
The above profound statement refutes the conventional consensus apparent belief of most people of themselves as just only a self in the body, share the limitations and conditions of the body and eventually suffer the destiny of the body.
We know that all our feelings, thoughts, sensations come and go, changing all the time, but the self who's always aware of all our experiences remains unchanged.
It's the same "I", who always looked in the mirror
today and also when you were 5 years old or 10 years old.
In other words, it's that same "I", who is always aware of all your experiences whether you're awake or asleep, sick or well, happy or unhappy, poor or rich etc.
This timeless and ever present awareness, what we call "I" is not only eternal, but also not affected by causality.
The recognition of self as this eternal witness is not only relieves our suffering, but also empowers our blueprint of individual expressions in this time-space reality to whole new level.
You can’t see or feel your true essence “I” as you see and feel objects, you can only be it. It’s not what you have to become, it’s something you've to recognize.
It’s like a whisper in a crowded market place and you have got to learn to dial in into its subtlety and kind of able to tune your attention on the senses.
The experience of "I" is intimate, ordinary, familiar and natural that it can easily be overlooked. "The eye sees not itself."
Uninformed says, “ I am a body and I live in this world!”.
Denial says, “I am not my body, then I am nothing!”.