Exposure teaches. This is the way of nature. To go from the known to the unknown and make it known, is initiation. Just like happens in nature, you are pushed through barriers which will begin a process of transformation. The suddenness of experience then gestates over time and comprehension comes later. Much later.
Practice is editing. Continually refining and improving.
Explanations can often confuse and make the process of learning longer than it needs to be. Especially long winded soliloquies. Silly compassion, by attempting to “make it better” tries to remove the pain of change, natural transformation, thereby not only prolonging true experiential learning, but also causing unnecessary clutter in the intellect, the wrong part of the brain. Intellect is for processing, not understanding. Understanding can only come from related action and clear, immediate noticing or direct perception. Such as the reflection on a perfectly still lake or mirror. The Zen masters understood this well; as did their natural predecessors.