One of the by products of self awareness is ego; ego in the extreme is insecurity, insecurity in the extreme is self loathing, self loathing taken to the extreme manifests as spiritual imbalance, leading to depression, madness, suicide and or homicide. We see now in humanity the extremes of ego, insecurity and self loathing taken to their nth degree. Only a healthy, secure awareness of self, that exists beyond the reflection of the looking glass, can restore balance; through first self soothing, then self healing and then finally self loving. Only by loving and saving ourselves can our selves be loved and saved.
“Your visions will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.” ~ C.G. Jung