The question ‘Who am I’ is a true friend, which doesn’t hesitate in showing the seeker of truth what’s false while reflecting all along what’s true.
Though at first this question seems like a practice that’s going to bring spiritual growth and awakening in time and it works that way too for some time, but in essence it’s a question on the existence of the one who is asking this question.
Mostly one continues selecting truest version of the false that is shown in the mirror of this question, which matches the image of the True-Self one carries in the mind. The process of questioning ‘Who am I’ may take different turns like this but fundamentally it must give the questioner this shock that ‘I don’t know who I am’.
Once the questioner knows experientially that I don’t know who I really am, the doors for exploration open up; exploration of what the questioner already is. In this exploration one doesn’t care to define before experiencing what is there within oneself. It’s an experience based exploration, which is mostly felt like feeling-knowing.
This is one of the pointers for Self Inquiry I feel like sharing today with all of you dear friends.
Hope it will help you!