The spiritual search is a search for "what AM I?" - it's a search for truth, for reality - it's a search for the end of suffering - liberation from the bondage of separation.
So wrapped up this way - spirituality is a chore - it's a seeming lifelong process - it's apparently extremely difficult and it's rare that anyone ever discovers the goal laid out in terms of "enlightenment".
Bullshit. This is pure and simple bullshit. As long as these ideas are still there, what IS will continue to be overlooked in preference for some idea of enlightenment, some "state", some special experience.
Do you presently know "I"? Yes. Absolutely. Do you know your Self? Yes. Absolutely. There is absolutely no doubt that you know yourself. You are intimately familiar with your Self, because you have BEEN THERE for a lifetime of experiences.
WHAT you are is what is in doubt. Presently this "I" is taken to be the body, the thoughts, the intellect, the emotions... this "I" is believed to be a temporary "thing", a separate entity trapped in a body, a fragile shell separating "I" from the world "out there".
So THAT you are is never in doubt. "I" is obvious - fully known - but WHAT "I" IS is the question.
Therefore stay with this feeling of "I" - see WHERE the "I"-ness is mistakenly applied to the body-mind and idea of "person" or "ME-as-a-separate-thing". Watch as this "I" is identified or mixed-up or tied-in with the OBJECTIVE content - body/feelings/thoughts...
"I" isn't trapped - "I" isn't in need of liberation - "I" is the knowing, the awareness, the space or capacity IN WHICH the initial idea of "I AM" comes - this "I AM" BECOMES a "thing" in concept - this "I" is ASSUMED to be a "thing" and then it MUST BE the body-mind. And AS a "thing" it MUST have an opposite - something that is NOT-"I" - the opposite of "I AM" as a THING is "world".
"I" is not a thing - "I" is the very opening or capacity which is glaringly, blindingly obvious, right now. It is the space in which these words are appearing. It is the space in which the hands appear on the mouse/keyboard. It is the space in which thoughts come. Yet that space doesn't change and doesn't move. That space of "I" is always there.
If you know this "I", then you fully and completely know yourself. Find out WHAT IS "I".