It takes a little time to create a gap between the witness and the mind. Once the gap is there, you are in for a great surprise - that you are not the mind and you are the witness. This process of watching is the very alchemy of real religion.
As you become more and more deeply rooted in witnessing, thoughts start disappearing. A moment comes when there is no thought at all. You simply are. The mind is utterly empty. That is the moment of enlightenment. That is the first time you become unconditioned, sane and a real human being.