One has to realize one’s own Ignorance and lack of abilities in majority fields of life externally as well as from within. It is only delusion when one holds on the esteem and ego and to go around claiming the capabilities and intelligence they have while foolishly falling short in every aspect of the way where they move. This is the same thing that is projected when one stands in front of the mirror.
One can never see the reflection of ‘Self’ in front of mirror, it is only the body and background. This body is filled with good, bad and broken relationships, love, hate, misery and memories but these never reflect the ‘Self’. The body goes through the churning of the self and selfless, pain and happiness, sickness and strength, but the Self remains silent, till the time one becomes conscious of the wakefulness of the Entity within oneself.
This is the awareness of the Self, it is nothing but the consciousness, not the state of consciousness one needs to work through the depths of daily issue but the larger you, the inner way and inner awareness and acceptance. The SELF at its subtlest level is nothing more than a reflection of the Soul, Self is like the Spirit consciousness that remains even after the death of body and mind. The level of the connection of the body and mind with the self determines the life of the SELF.
Those who rest in the consciousness with a recognition of the Self is able to walk on the path of realization of knowing the Soul. For majority of people the SELF is the soul, that never awakens while for those who walk on the path of consciousness one is able to realize the SELF and through it become aware of consciousness as the ultimate truth leading one to get rid of the physical shackles to overcome the burden and bondage of the illusory Samsara.
This is a interesting game, a game of Life, a game of Vision and a game of losing.