Self-remembering is an attempt to be aware of yourself and is always directed at some definite function: either you observe your thoughts, or movements, or emotions, or sensations. It must have a definite object which you observe in yourself.
When you try to be aware of yourself, for a moment you become conscious and see things you have not seen before. If you could keep this consciousness for say, ten minutes, you would see many things which would astonish you. We look with our eyes and do not see; but if we become conscious, we begin to see things about which we have no idea. This is quite normal, if only you do not let imagination enter into it.
Adapted from ‘The Fourth Way’, by P.D. Ouspensky