MAYA, THE "I AM", AND THE BODY-MIND - PART 21
Remember, to know Yourself, return to the silence before words.
Discover all you are not. Body, feelings, thoughts, ideas, time, space, being and not-being, this or that – nothing concrete or abstract you can point out to is you. A mere verbal statement will not do – you may repeat a formula endlessly without any result whatsoever. You must watch yourself continuously – particularly your mind – moment by moment, missing nothing. This witnessing is essential for the separation of the self from the not-self.
– Nisargadatta Maharaj