We experience thoughts coming and going, but after one thought disappears and another one arises there is a gap. Where are we in this gap between thoughts?
Do we, the one who is aware of thoughts coming and going, disappear when a thought disappears and the gap appears? No. We are still here, in the gap. So we could now say, ‘I am the gap.’
But there is no gap.
To say that we are the gap between thoughts would be like saying that the sky is a gap in the clouds.
Just as there is only the unbroken continuity of the sky, sometimes obscured by the clouds, but never not there, there is only the unbroken continuity of the presence of awareness, sometimes obscured by our thoughts, sensations, or perceptions, but never not there.
Now ask yourself, who or what is it that notices the thoughts, gap, clouds, sky, and awareness?
But before you answer, here’s a hint: there is no ‘who’ or ‘what’.