The secret of complete awareness of yourself is the secret of being aware of your own nothingness or your death. He who is really aware of himself knows that he is nothing and therefore cannot relive himself in some ordinary forms of time and space in which he would feel any kind of safety.
To a young person the status or the image of a student gives the feeling of safety. Someone who works can get that feeling from his job. For an athlete, such fictitious safety can stem from his results, etc.
Complete sobriety or a conscience big enough takes away any human safety. Each of us is only human or a being without any type of safety. This is the final answer of life.
Only the final answer and its acceptance can completely cover a man and offer him the only real safety – the safe arms of reality.