Every little step along the way is important, but sometimes we need to catch sight of the end, Non dualism. The One thing that encompasses all else. The mind splits everything it encounters, creating distinctions in all areas of life, which in effect, is the problem of dualism. Finding itself split-off from the oneness from whence it came, it searches and searches for answers. However, the search is the problem. After all, why would True Self search for itself? Only that which is not, searches for that which is.
Early in life, we become split off from the peace and serenity of existing in Self.