Everything within consciousness is transitory―to perceive change is in the nature of the mind. Yet there must be some changeless background from which change can be perceived―an immutable, immovable source from which the perceived flows from one moment to the next.
What is this source?
None other than the real you―That which makes the perceivable possible. Words can't describe the real Self, but if I were to try, I'd say I Am pure Being with absolute Awareness manifesting through Love in action. That's as close as I can get with positive affirmations, even though verbalizing what we truly are can never be accurate―for it is a futile endeavor. Describing yourself in negative terms brings you closer to what you are. If I Am not this, and I Am not that, then who am I? Ask yourself.
Ponder this question deeply and you will realize that you are not what you perceive yourself to be. How can you be? It is impossible to be what you perceive; and don't you perceive yourself as a person―a bundle of habits, fears, and desires born from memory in a physical body?
Know that this is not the real you, but a projection from the Real―the true Self―the Supreme Reality. Reconnect to your true nature and change the world by your mere presence, radiating love and light to all that is. Stop contributing to the pain and suffering by pretending you are person, controlled by the mind and all its fears and selfish desires; and who likes to divide and separate that which is fundamentally indivisible. Be that which is always fresh and always new, that which is Love looking to express itself―that which is Now...the true Self.
What more important undertaking could there possibly be other than truly knowing One's Self? There is none, for no other desire can take you beyond the pain of suffering like the desire to Be beyond all desire―knowing how to Be the Self provides this liberation from the mind-body, which is a projection/illusion/dream that most people experience as a cycle of pain and pleasure―always taking to seek pleasure, while fighting to avoid pain.
Humans have been perpetuating the cycle of pain and pleasure by immersing themselves in this dualism instead of going deep within themselves to understand who they truly are―to discover their non-dual nature. Stop living by always taking and start living by Being...Love in action, and let your inner light shine―which is everyone's true nature. Understand that it is the mind that obscures and distorts this Truth. Be free from the mind and see reality as it is―by Being it.
That is why meditation is so important. It helps you connect and ultimately go beyond the sense "I Am," a sense that is indisputably common to all life―and is our true identity. Once understood, and clarity sets in, the person becomes a vehicle for Love to express itself wherever the body may Be.
With no ideas of seperateness, Love pervades, for it is in the nature of the Self to Love the Self―connecting to it's many manefistations through harmony and balance. Awaiting conscious Self realization from those earnest enough to seek Truth and find the Real. (Although, technically, the Self is not just awaiting. It is both awaiting, and not awaiting―yet because it is also beyond both―it is then neither awaiting, nor not-awaiting as well. I know, confusing.)
Basically you can't think about and then verbalize what the Self is. The limited can't describe or conceptualize the unlimited. A person can only be free of his imaginings that he takes for reality and stop identifying with them, and Be that which One already is―timeless Being, Self Aware. That which alone is Real.