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Of late, I find it hard to move forward in my spiritual journey and in life in general. It’s as though there’s an invisible force field blocking my path. Even though, I take steps forward, I bump this invisible wall and I feel stuck. I move forward again and I bounce right back where I started.
I couldn’t figure out what’s wrong until I attended a retreat in Tagaytay.
“There was a point in my journey when I hit a glass ceiling and I have to break free from it.”, shared Bro. Neville from London.
“There was this dependency in my subconscious which I couldn’t see... I was suppressing it...For a long while I deluded myself into thinking I’m ok.”, he opened up.
It took him years to identify his glass ceiling because he was sweeping his feelings under the rug.
“I didn’t know I was grieving inside because I lost a certain identity I held too tightly on.“
When he finally faced his monster, he vividly saw it as a black mass with intersecting tendrils over his brain and he had to painstakingly remove it in tapasya (deep yoga).
From his experience, I learned that the key is to identify that thing which stops me and only then can I work on freeing myself from the glass ceiling.