The unsure and those afraid to face themselves can easily be convinced to adopt an ego-loser metaphysical viewpoint in order to escape the pain of one’s neurosis. But when a spiritual teacher is telling you to do this, it sets up an hierarchical power structure between the two of you. The result is that the student is then placed in a subservient position and becomes co-dependent; a dysfunctional situation. You must come to know yourself; who you are and you must learn to derive your own meaning from your sense of being. So in other words, you must face your neurosis in order to become whole.