"You" are a pattern, made by patterns, in search of patterns that fit your ever-evolving pattern of meaning the best.
An individual pattern ceases to be when it becomes part of a larger, repetitive or complex one.
Patterns mate or compete to create fecund, high fidelity patterns or surprise themselves with new ones altogether. You get things when they fit your pattern, you ignore the ones that don't. Robust, reproducible, widest-ranging, connected patterns survive.
‘You’ are always a pattern in progress, connecting new dots and making progress in building the truest pattern of reality as your pattern perceives it. Patterns persist, patterns monopolize, patterns create intents and purpose, patterns in themselves. Patterns that incorporate reality to the greatest degree and see the patterns in patterns, rise up the hierarchy of patterns as they see the bigger pattern.
It is all about patterns.
Let's try and build ours to be the widest fitting one, the grandest one that captures the pattern of reality as true to it's grain as possible.
To your brain/mind, everything is a pattern. This is a simple fact and the central principle. It has the power to unlock the mind’s working and in general help us understand how sentience arises.