Pure Consciousness transcends body and mind as your true immortal nature. Body and mind are but its instruments. The problem is that we only access it in a limited way, mainly in the state of deep sleep or higher inspiration.
We must learn to inquire within to discover our true Self and real I behind and beyond all our thoughts and emotions. This is the great Vedantic and Yogic quest for Self-realization, not the physical, psychological or human self but the Universal Self.