Whenever you state that you are NOT Free and that you must ‘do’ something to become Free [to find out Who You Really Are], you place Freedom out in the future where it does NOT exist. Virtually all spiritual ‘paths’ … in some way, are trapped in this ‘endless loop’ of ‘doing to get somewhere’. Just the word ‘path’ suggests a journey in space and time [separation].
Attention on the ONE SELF as your only Reality allows you to more easily see whatever is ‘unlike’ the SELF, ‘exposed’ as who you are NOT. Anything … which has a beginning and an ending ‘is’ NOT Who You Are … it is unreal, and this represents virtually everything you experience in your world including your body-mind-identity. The more the false self is ‘exposed’ the more it sinks back into the SELF, which expands into your ‘every’ experience.
“THE GRAND DREAM” -You Have Been Dreaming, Its Time to Wake Up https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0927S31ZH