Looking for spiritual results can be a major barrier,
Or at least a steep speed bump on each one's path.
For it's another way ego-mind guarantees its safety,
Avoiding whatever might weaken its grip.
Of course any real inner shift would be invisible to it,
For through what eyes can we see beyond ourselves?
Such a glimpse would end all self-improvement schemes,
Fueling only the desire to catch hold of awakening's inner pull.