The beginning of re-birth is where you already are. You do not need steps, improvement, gradual change to get you there. All you need is a shift in your consciousness – looking at it all from a different angle.
You make this shift when you stop trying to. It is like there is a plane underneath the one you exist in. Or, like an ocean floor. Except, this ocean floor is infinite.
When the angle changes, you are the ocean floor, and the ocean.