I have been quite lucky this year to be able to dedicate more time to my meditation practise (Metta, 32 body parts, Samatha-jhana & Insight) this year and feel that there has been some solid progress.
However, each stage of progress is punctuated with a short period of regression e.g. lack of mindfulness, anger & lust arising easily, increase in unskillful thoughts, doubts and restlessness before coming back onto the path with a leap. I can best describe it as 1-step-forward-2-steps-back-then-3-steps-forward. It seems like a rite of passage for the mind to try its best to stop progress by conjuring a guanglet of such test as a hindrance to progress.
Is this something that is expected? Has anyone experience something similar?
Thank you in advance.
Last edited by khlawng
on Wed Nov 28, 2012 9:48 am, edited 1 time in total.