If we set out to look for what we are, a couple of things may happen.
We look for something. We may look within content of experience, and what we are is not a thing.
Also, we may look for something apart from us, and what we are is not apart from us.
So how can we go about it?
One answer is to notice what all our experiences are to us. We are capacity for the world, and all our experiences happen within and as what we are.
Here, we don’t directly look for what we are, because that often leads us to get stuck in looking for something within the content of our experience. We instead look at what all our experiences are to us.
That may be a good pointer, but we still need to explore it for ourselves. How can we practically go about exploring it? As I often mention, the two most effective approaches I have found are the Headless experiments and the Big Mind process.