HOW TO KNOW THE SELF - PART 22
Remember, to know Yourself, return to the silence before words.
Try to be. Only to be. Allot enough time daily for sitting quietly and trying, just trying, to go beyond the personality, with its addictions and obsessions. Do not ask how, it cannot be explained. The all-important word is ‘try’. You just keep on trying until you succeed. If you persevere, there can be no failure. What matters supremely is sincerity, earnestness. You must really have had surfeit of being the person you are, now see the urgent need of being free of this unnecessary self-identification with a bundle of memories and habits. This steady resistance against the unnecessary is the secret of success.
– Nisargadatta Maharaj