a while back, i spent 2 entire days [48 hours] in a “who am i” exercise. about a hundred people at the pendle hill retreat center led by a spiritually advanced guy that lived in california in the desert. for 16 hours a day, we sat in groups of 2. one person would speak “who am i” for 15 minutes then the partner would speak “who am i” for 15 minutes. every half hour we changed partners. if you thought you got the answer, you would get a moment alone with the group leader to check your answer. at night we all slept on the floor in sleeping bags. at the end of 2 days, the group leader announced that not one of us “got it”. he never told us what answers were acceptable.
the answer he wanted was “i am spirit; i am the breath of god”.