Who am I?’ is the question that the mind cannot answer. In that impossibility it stops. You know, it’s like computers — when you put something in that they cannot handle, they just crash. It’s the same with the mind. If the mind asks itself ‘Who am I?’, it cannot solve it. It cannot solve it because all that it knows is name and form. That which is the source of the mind is completely beyond name and form, so it cannot put it into a box. In that impossibility, the mind just stops. That which remains as consciousness is the real you. That is the way home, cutting through everything that is there — passion, fear, pain, whatever. The real you is all that remains.
— Swami Satyananda (via ashramof1)