MAYA, THE "I AM", AND THE BODY-MIND - PART 16
Remember, to know Yourself, return to the silence before words.
The life force [prana] and the mind are operating [of their own accord], but the mind will tempt you to believe that it is "you". Therefore understand always that you are the timeless spaceless witness. And even if the mind tells you that you are the one who is acting, don't believe the mind. [...] The apparatus [mind, body] which is functioning has come upon your original essence, but you are not that apparatus.
– Nisargadatta Maharaj