What's a typical stumbling block in relating to spirituality?
Relating itself is a step, but participating is a further step. In this sense, relating can mean an intellectual interest, even acceptance.
Trying to experience more directly.
Often that attempt becomes the reverse of the original intention, it subverts itself. One's spiritual practice or aspiration is distorted into becoming another of ego-mind's assets, something to further enrich one's present state of servitude to their own limitations.
That one's sense of self gradually becomes reduced and this reveals a real sense of enrichment. Then one's life is lived more to truly serve what is greater than who they think they are.