Here is an except from a lecture by "The Mother" a student of Vivekananda and a colleague of Sri Aurobindo:
"Now, if it so happens that you have decided to progress and if you enter the path of yoga, then a new factor intervenes. As soon as [we] want to progress, [we] immediately meet the resistance of everything that does not want to progress both in [us] and around [us]. And that resistance naturally expresses itself in the thoughts that correspond to it."
This week, watch what's going on in your mind - both the thoughts about how you are 'broken', 'bad', need to be 'fixed' or want to 'progress', and the defences and resistances that arise. What difference might it make if our practice was less about 'progress' and more about inquiry, knowing ourselves more deeply in all our aspects, and allowing transformation to arise?