If you want to awaken you must step back into the source of your own awareness. No matter what arises in your experience, follow it back into the source of your fundamental awareness. When seeing, hearing, tasting,
touching, smelling, feeling, and thinking arise, find their source in your mind. Do this continuously wherever you are and whatever you are doing.
If you keep this up you will eventually realize that the concept of your “self” is an illusion; like a person in a dream or a reflection in a mirror, it has no independent existence. Then you will awaken to the truth that you have never been born and can never die.