Originally Posted by VinceG
There's nothing special about it. You just keep plumbing down into the depths of your mind until you find the answers you seek. They're rarely where you look for them, there are always unconscious elements to our desires that we need to discover.
All a book is going to do is give you a few methods that worked for one person, and maybe a narrative as to what that did for them. One good high-calibrating master who was an advocate of self-inquiry is Nisargadatta Maharaj.
So if I took the question, "Why am I afraid of pursuing my interests?" I may get an answer, then I would ponder that until I got another, and so on an so on?