Perceptions, sensations - experiences - appear. There is the underlying belief or assumption that there is an "I" present as a separate entity from those appearances, an "I" that SEES.
The "I" doesn't see - the "I" in this case is only a belief, only a thought, an unquestioned assumption. A thought cannot see. An assumption cannot find out "who am I." A belief doesn't have a life story.
These experiences cannot be separated, except in concept, from the SEEING - from the perceiving - there is simply an overlooked obviousness that is only overlooked because of that already-existing assumption - there is no reason to question it.
Yet if it is questioned, if the boundary between the seer and the seen is looked into, allowed to be what it is instead of what it's assumed to be, something may become clear.
The SEER, the DOER of the seeing, is KNOWN TO the seeing, known as another experience. That SEER is the "I" - the assumption - an unquestioned platform from which the rest of illusion manifests - a pulpit from which the story of "my life" is narrated. The "I" is a reference point which is the target for loss, pain and suffering.
This doesn't take analysis or effort to know - quite the opposite... a spontaneous release of effort, a release of beliefs and assumptions may happen - in that release or surrender of this pent-up ME that needs to see more clearly, it may dawn that the objects in appearances are NOT SEPARATE from the seeing of the objects.
The felt sense of Oneness is simply the absence of the assumed boundary between ME and the WORLD. So-called "spiritual bliss" is just the natural freedom shining through, no longer ignored due to a pile of overlapping assumptions. It is Consciousness, once again knowing itSelf.
I AM the SEEING. Nothing at all stands in the way of this realization. This is already obvious, even if it doesn't feel that way.
This is ALREADY our experience... already these "objects" are nothing but sensation and perception... already these "objects" have no substance or independent nature apart from Consciousness... already these "objects" cannot be known without the substance and presence of Consciousness.
Separation is an assumption overlaying the obviousness of Oneness. Oneness, seeing itself. Seeing-Oneness.
Once seen, the ME returns to it's rightful place, not as a separate and individual "person", but as Consciousness, aware of itSelf through an individual perspective, a relative reflection of itSelf... the ME then is nothing BUT the WORLD itself, Life living itSelf...
Your very own Self.
The ME is how God loves Himself.