Inquiry as escape

 

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?

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  • 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?
    • …..

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