You would agree there can be no real inner change unless and until we can step out of ourselves....
Reminds me of a line I've heard: one must travel a far piece beyond our contents and discontents to reach the door of the Beloved.
What main steps would you summarize to prepare for such a journey?
A sincerity and integrity of purpose that's really a response to love's inner call, discrimination that comes from a clarified intuition and, finally, forbearance, grit, being undeterred by trials and errors along the way.
Seems you've really sewn it up.
Like you said, a summary...the contents of which are unraveled, redefined and put into practice by lifetimes of effort, patience, longing and receptivity to the Beloved's grace.