[Self-enquiry] is nothing to do with being aware of the contents of the mind. It's a very specific method that aims to find out where the individual sense of "I" arises. Self-enquiry is an active investigation, not a passive witnessing.Full article
In that latter place you begin to experience the peace and stillness of the Self, and that gives you the incentive to continue.
Saturday, December 01, 2007
Bhagavan on Self-enquiry
This site Arunachala Ramana has an excellent post on Self-enquiry. An excerpt: