Why is deep inner work so hard to do? It’s hard because no one is doing it. Not many people know what self actualization is, let alone are willing to put in the hours to improve. Some are even in denial that it has any benefits. Others stereotype it as eastern spiritual nonsense.
Even the beginner meditator knows how much the mind resists sitting still.
I’ve sat down multiple times to meditate only to incessantly think throughout the duration of the sit. The fact is that the mind does everything to avoid meditation.
Rupert Spira explains self Enquiry in a very simple and profound way in this short 13 minute youtube video.