"I love the Lord because He hears and answers my prayers. Because He bends down and listens ..."
All of us have blind spots. As a result, we miss knowing our true self. It occurs when our way of looking inward has been less than helpful.
This experience of looking inward when you have blind spots drives you into guilt and frustration. You escape, and fail to evaluate correctly your own part of the difficulties. Thus, instead of nourishment, you find impoverishment.
To face or recover your true self is not simply to glance inward. You need to be empowered from above. It is in looking upward that you're able to look honestly and realistically with yourself.
Such brings confession and repentance. You're back to God. Only then can you really see your true self.