Any mental or physical activity can be an escape. An escape from allowing experience, inquire into certain beliefs, or acting on inner knowing or what needs to be done in a relative sense.
Even inquiry can be an escape when I use it as a distraction from what’s really bothering me, whether it is a distraction from allowing experience, taking a closer look at a certain belief, or doing what I need to do.
Here too, a sense of unease is my pointer. The impulse to escape is in itself innocent and natural, sometimes a safety valve, and often a welcome vacation.
And I can also inquire into the beliefs that stop me from doing what I need to do.
What does the fear say? What am I afraid would happen if I allow, inquire, do? Which stories do I tell myself?
What do I get from escaping from this? How would it be to actually do it? What first step can I take here and now?
- inquiry as escape
- anything can be an escape (any mental/physical activity)
- escape from (a) allowing experience, (b) inquire into beliefs, (c) acting from inner guidance/knowing or common sense, what needs to be done – in a relative sense
- notice when happens, see it’s innocent and natural, sometimes a safety valve, a welcome vacation
- and also inquire into beliefs stopping me
- what does the fear say?
- how do i stop myself from allowing, inquiring, doing?