Its perfectly okay to not ever hear anything new. If you keep hearing noise that is perfectly okay, also. The OP had a breakthrough in both areas you mention, both opposite of your continuing experience. Anyone can solve anything they recognize it as a challenge. The fact of the matter is always: "if you are being challenged and you can't recognize it, you will never be able to move forward." Elsewhere someone thinks he recognizes me as as something he read about in a book he needs to own or use. He rearranges what he read to suit his purposes and posts it with full credit to the original author. Then, he expresses a need he has. We all want his need to be satisfied. Skin color is another facet of people. It may not be that a symmetric analysis can be done because of the orientation of the analyzer. If you do analysis from the viewpoint of fear, you may get different truths than a non fearful person. TA works only from the bottom up. TA does not work from the top down. When a person looks at longer and longer duration bars to figure out what is going on; he is simply saying he is not using TA properly. Lets say you red 50 pages in a book and you are asked to do a self check and they give you the wrong answer to a self check example. At the very end you did very well because you became freestanding and self confident by knowing their answer was wrong. Suppose you believed you were incorrect in doing the last example because you didn't get the correct result as told to you? Well thats just life for you and for the writer who has made a mistake. I know the the 50 page book will be corrected at some point. Why? Because the competition will surpass the work of the person who wrote the 50 page book. When I go in to change my tires, I have to put on the tires the mechanic specifies; he is not going to put on ordinary tires. My tires have to meet a racing spec because that is what the style of the car delivers to the road.