Can you find yourself? Can you locate yourself?
You can find the body and thoughts. But how are these known? What you are must be prior to, knowing the body and thoughts.
Can you find the knowing, or can you only BE the knowing?
Finding yourself is simply recognizing that knowing is happening, always, and in that knowing, the objective content comes and goes.
The spiritual search is about finding out "what am I?" But it's taken off on a wild-goose chase towards something objective. It's seen as the search for a special state, a great experience, a permanent change in the appearance. Yet that's missing the point.
To find the answer to "what am I", we are looking for some "thing", some indication which we will be aware OF, that will finally show what we are. Yet what you are is THAT FROM WHICH the looking is happening.
Without any "spiritual change", seeing is happening. And that SEEING is the very basis for any experience to be known, even the experiences we call "body-mind".
So we must take a look at the identification, because that is where the mind ties up this seeing with these "objects".
We say "I am thinking" when in fact thinking is an appearance IN the seeing. You are aware of thoughts.
We say "I am in pain" when in fact pain and the body are appearances IN the seeing. You are aware of the pain and the body.
We say "I am sleepy" when in fact the sensation of drowsiness appears IN the seeing. You are aware of that and all other sensations.
See how this "I AM-ness" is tied or mixed up or confused with the "happenings". What you are is stable, still, rock-solid, pure and formless SEEING. Even if motion happens, even if sound happens, even if activity happens, it's all appearing TO or IN the SEEING.
We say "I am talking". Talking is happening to or by no one. The sense of a separate "I" who is DOING IT is a conceptual idea, an assumption, a learned belief, a taking for granted of something which has no actual direct evidence.
Notice how all these "things", all these activities are identified with through this mechanism of mind, through placing this "I AM-ness" or certainty of existence or present seeing or presence awareness or intelligence - placing this as the foundation of some separate entity who exists apart from the appearance, who exists separately from the world which is being SEEN.
The "seer" and the "seen" are both concepts.
Mental analysis is always futile, except for the process of running out of analytical gas, running down each path until it comes to a dead end, using up the mind until it's lying there, bleeding from abuse, unable to take another step in continuing to conceptualize about spirituality or nonduality or advaita or whatever the next spiritual "fix" is.
Once it is seen that the mind creates this idea of "me-the-separate-person", once it is seen that this mechanism is the very creation of duality, the idea of "ME-SEEING", once it is seen how thoughts/concepts create the idea that this "I AM-ness" IS the body-mind, then it immediately falls away. It's like the mirage, which appears to be water, yet when honestly looked at, is seen to be a reflection.
So the mirage continues to appear as water. Yet the "one" who is DOING any of it falls away. It doesn't fall away in a sweep of spiritual magic. It falls away like any other belief which is investigated and found to be false.
Thinking is happening but there is no thinker.
Sleepy is happening but no one is sleepy.
Hungry is happening but no one is hungry.
Driving is happening but there is no driver.
Enlightenment may happen but there is no one to be enlightened.
You can not, and truly never COULD find yourself in any of these.