This is a good summary of the Great Truths, which over time yields ever increasing depths. An important self-reflection you mentioned is “following instructions” which you mentioned several times. This is an important key, as many aspirants follow a pase based on their personal notions, which more often than not overestimates their attainment and capacities leading to frustrations and upset that leads to frustrations and failure on the path. Indeed it is a good practice to inhale first before speaking. Most people in the culture exhale even while others are exhaling, which leads to confusion and anti-validation of the other; of course this mangles communication, goodwill and positive feeling, all of which are necessary for understanding, peace and enlightenment. Keep growing in peace and poise that will open new inner worlds previously unknown, that allow the mind to be fascinated and desirous of the greatest fascination imaginable.