Self-consciousness is morbidity. It is a block to your overall well-being. To be in self-conscious is to believe in yourself as the centre. It also basically means, living with ego. Ego is a metaphysical term.To put it in the right way is to say that living in self-consciousness is to live a life in conflict. Because when you are not going with the flow, you are in conflict with nature. Hence you are living with self-consciousness. To be in Consciousness is to be in Total Surrender. Because to live in Consciousness is not so easy, we develop a pseudo self, which means we create our own self, a Totally manufactured self. Because the real self is hidden within us and it is a mystery and to experience the real self-being a difficult task, we go on deceiving ourselves by creating a manufactured self. You built a big bungalow – a mansion & you buy a costly car just to show that you are something. You are creating a pseudo self. You are already happy in the home you are staying in and the car that you own but in order to have praise, some acknowledgment or some appreciation you go on doing these things. It is the nature of self-consciousness to go on building itself as a mechanical entity. And remember because this self-consciousness is manufactured by you, You always dwell in fear of death. The real self is always One with the Infinity. When you are in organic unity then there is no fear of death. It’s like the seed in the soil which is in total surrender to it. Living with self-consciousness is the biggest disease in modern times and the one who lives with self-consciousness is going to lead a miserable life.