As we grow old and advance in Krishna Consciousness, our inner devotional sentiments should conform to the teachings of the previous acharyas. One such sentiment is our insignificance and dependence on guru. Srila Prabhupada once said in his lecture that when we are in light, we can see our self and everything. Similarly, when we progress towards the Supreme self, we will see our true self more clearly and thus we will see how we are truly insignificant in the grand scheme of things. This insignificance will encourage us to take deeper shelter unto guru and ultimately Krishna.
In that stage, we will not care for our own survival for we know we are insignificant and we will just be happy in whatever condition we are in and take it as the order and mercy of Krishna. This inner devotional sentiment of insignificance is a sign that we are advancing in Krishna Consciousness. Everyone of us know for our own self how much we are truly conscious of our insignificance and Krishna. We do not need external validity!