If we look closely at the actual experience of the body rather than the idea we may have of it, we find that our only experience of it is the current sensation or perception. All sensations and perceptions appear and disappear, but our self, aware Presence, remains throughout. This ever-present 'I' cannot therefore be made out of an intermittent object such as a sensation or perception.

Rupert Spira

from Presence, Volume I: The Art of Peace and Happiness