People who do The Work for a while report how it comes alive in them. Inquiry does them, not the other way around.
It is amazing to see how alive it is in Jen. It even happens in her dreams. In a recent dream, she walked into a room with ten or so people, noticed a judgment coming up about each one, and turned it around.
Dreams, waking life, the same thing. They are all stories. And we can believe in them, or allow the attachment to them fall away through inquiry.
And if the inquiry does not happen within the dream, I can always do inquiry on anything stressful in the dream after waking up.