You simply are, always,
No witnessing of the witness
is needed to prove its existence
-to witness is to be.
The answer to "Who am I?"
may be uncertain,
but the question is not.
You cannot even be unaware about it
without it being there.
The real you is never affected,
but simply watching the show
that you yourself are performing.
While you may feel yourself
to be inside your body,
does it not actually exist
separately from you,
outside of you?
How can you be it?
The self is the one who just is,
the one who can feel "I am"
without any concern for
what, where, why, how, or who.
You cannot lose this silent inner peace,
as it is always present.
You can only forget about it
by identifying with all the noise you make.
The self is the you that expresses itself
as eternally good, peaceful, and loving,
because that is just your true nature,
While the guru is an outer manifestation
of the self that comes when needed,
the self is always guiding us from within.
Whatever life brings you
is brought to you by the self.
Truth lies just beyond the self.