Escape From False Ideas About Yourself (and most of them are….)
Greetings everyone. Let’s get started. If we are going to escape, we’ll need a plan. We’ll also need to know what the hell we are escaping from.
Many people want to escape from many things. For example, some people want to escape from childhood while others want to escape from the supposed tyranny of old age. Some want to escape from their bills and their work, while others want to escape from life on the street.
Me being a self-styled Escape Artisan, I find the most important thing to escape from is false ideas about myself.
The trick here is to realize that ALL ideas I have about myself are F-A-L-S-E. Oh, you might say, “I have blonde hair. That is true.” No. What is true is that someone came up with a category called “blonde” and then you willfully fit yourself into it. Your hair could be sandy blonde, strawberry blonde, white-blonde, or some other description I have missed. The point here is that you do not REALLY have blonde hair. “Blonde” is an agreed upon convention for the sake of communication.
How in the hell does this relate to escape?
You are not really the name you call yourself. Every idea you can possibly have about yourself is F-A-L-S-E. The more of these ideas you can escape from, the more loving, adventurous, and creative your life will become. Everything you thought was old will be new.
How do I know these ideas to be false?
Simply. You have a brain and a body (bear with me, again, I must use conventions in order to communicate…J). In fact, these two are forever intertwined with one another. Inside this structure, ideas take place. Inside this structure, there are massive idea complexes related to who you think you are. In fact, there is no way to know for sure who or what you really are. All you can know is that the thing playing host to all of your ideas is much, much larger than any of the ideas themselves.
Why escape from false ideas about ourselves?
Because it gets you off auto-pilot, which means just nesting, congesting, and digesting. It helps you stop being lived by your habits and drives. It helps you bring yourself back from the dead.
What do I mean, ‘back from the dead?’
You are a dynamic fractalization of chaos. You are a living, flowing, evolving, breathing creature (again, bear with me, I know these little ideas don’t encompass it all…). When you convince yourself that ANY idea about you is true, you turn yourself into a virtual gravestone. You become an epitaph of some former tiny slice of description about some experience you went through or something you did.
By the time you finish expressing an idea about yourself, the you you are attempting to describe has already changed into something different.
All you can describe is the past. You are the present.
Escape from the past. Escape from false ideas about yourself. Live a dynamic life.
Want to know some ways out? Check out my blog, Escape Plans Unlimited.