"I think; therefore, I am." I am, however, aware that I think. I am also aware that I am without the necessity of thinking or being aware that I think. If it is I who is thinking then what is it that is aware, observing, that I am thinking? If I am then what is it that is aware that I am? What part of me is aware, aware of self and of thinking, yet is not self aware of it's identity? IOW Why must I ask, rather than already knowing, What is aware, what is doing the observing of, my thinking and being, yet is not aware of what it itself is or what part of me it is? What is it that is experiencing "I am" and thinking, but is cognitively separate from "I am" and thinking. Is it that it is the essence of me, an identity inseparable from and thus undefinable and unknowable from myself? Or, is it that it is not an individual identity as I am but part of a One, a universal consciousness, a part of the collective "I am"?