images Technique to Try: Who Am I?

  • Sit with you spine straight or lie flat. Close your eyes and take a few moments to become quiet. Observe the natural flow of your breath.
  • Then put aside everything you think you know about who you are and ask yourself this question: "Who am I?" Ask the question, but don't answer it. Instead feel the answer. Feel who you are. Feel the energy of you. Answer in direct experience of the energy that you are, not words.
  • When you attention wonders from this personal self-experiencing, ask yourself, "Who is thinking this?" or "Who is experiencing this sensation or sound?" The ask again, "But who am I?"
  • Find out who you are through direct experience. Keep bringing your conscious awareness back into the conscious experience of you in the now.

This exercise is from Yoga: The Spirit and Practice of Moving into Stillness by Erich Schiffmann