khlawng wrote: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.
Perhaps you are just becoming more aware of certain habits of mind - i.e. anger, unskillful thoughts, restlessness, etc - and because you are more aware, this appears
to be 'regression', but is actually just a deepening of your practice...?
In any case, keep at it friend!