Whoa! Have you noticed? How many of us, talking about most trivial things, use "I" and "my" in almost every sentence? Indeed, how many of us are there who do not do this?
Yet many of us seem to know that it is not so, that it cannot be so. Surely we are awake we have read the "I am That", perhaps many times, in which Nisargadatta said again and again in varying contexts that there is no such thing as a "self", a separate "individual", a "being", or a "life"?
If we have not seen for ourselves that this must be so, why and how it must be so, would it not be reasonable to expect that we would ask for further confirmation or just take it on trust from the lips of the Nisargadatta, and apply it?
But, no. It is too hard, too much to ask: conditioning is too powerful. Yet without that understanding, that basic understanding, that bottom line, for what can we hope? However much else we may have understood, have we in fact even started on the way - the pathless way that leads no body from no there to no here? We have no masters, no gurus; our masters, our gurus are our mistakes.
What a sad, ironic smile we seem to wear when we look within!
Despite appearances to the contrary, everything is just conceptual done by our mind. And the mind is only a phantom. The perception itself is nothing but the production of illusory images and interpretations, for everything seen has only an apparent, imagined or dreamed, existence.
All this which is dreamed is a product of the mind, of the subject - object process called "causation", within the consciousness in which it occurs. I don't believe that there is anyone to wake up! Living is dreaming. The "dreamer" becomes identified with his object and snores loudly.
If you have the basic understanding that there is no separate "I", it follows that no practice can lead to your "enlightenment". You are just dreaming if you're thinking that there is a "you" there to be "enlightened". The "enlightenment" is a name for the state wherein there is no separate individual at all.