Self work is just that - work. It has to be structured, intentional, pressed into, reflected upon… all the things that our “regular” work has to be.
It doesn’t happen by accident, and doesn’t happen overnight. And, as I’m trying to learn (and to relearn), it doesn’t happen by reading about other people’s self work. Hearing that someone else broke open his bitterness and salved it with mercy doesn’t make my bitterness go away. Or my loneliness. Or doubt.
That’s hard. That means I actually have to sit with my stuff, see it, listen to it, and work on it.