Unfortunately, Christians tend to embrace a vicious cycle of self-introspection that revolves around in a continual cadence of navel gazing, where they get lost in the circle of the same. Not that introspection is all bad, but when it’s all that there is, it becomes highly dubious. The end result of this is being a self-centered self. Living spirituality, by contrast, leaves plenty of room for self examination, but it would promote another self: a redeemed self. This self exists in contact with and in dependence on the Other and others, the biblical text, and the world, which allows for the possibility of going far beyond the narrow enclosure of its self.