We experience reality through various lenses. Theses lenses make up the perceptual structure through which we experience and delineate different things in the environment. We make perceptions which are essentially some sort of collapse of the infinite possible options into the world we inhabit.
Awareness flows into and looks out from within a lens. We call that I. The self concept is just another aspect of reality. Often a certain constellation of structure built on a fundamental view of humanness and identification with the body.
We are, you are, I am the awareness that enlivens the body, not the lenses through which seeing happens.