How To Escape The Maze

by | Sep 15, 2019 | Essays

We go through society looking for money like mice go through a maze looking for cheese.  We are attached to the cheese, so we are attached to the maze.  To break free from the cheese is to break free from the whole maze.   As long as you feel the need for more cheese, you remain a mouse trapped in a maze.  The only way to escape from the maze is to let go of the need for more cheese completely.

Believing you can break free from the maze is the most critical step.  Most people never make it past this step.  Those same people despise you for believing that you can escape the maze.  They hate you for not playing by the same rules they do and not making the same assumptions they do.  They call you mad and ridicule you for thinking you can escape the maze.  They do this because they are jealous.  People who are trapped hate people who aren’t.  The more trapped they are, the more hateful they are.  They are jealous because they do not believe in themselves.

Society will never let your mind be free from money.  Society is built around money and will bully you into thinking about money constantly.  You have to completely break free from society to break free from money.  To escape from money, you have to escape from civilization.  But it’s not a physical escape.  Moving to an isolated cave in Antarctica won’t help you.  You can travel to the ends of the Earth and still not be free.  You can travel to the moon and still not be free.  Freedom can only happen within the mind.  It’s not a change in the environment or the physical world.  It’s a change in the mind.  The change happens in the mind, or not at all.

If you want to get free from the addiction to money, the action to take is whatever you want to do right now, even if it might get you fired from your job.  Especially if it might get you fired from your job.  Just do what you want, keep doing it, and let everything else fall away.  Jobs you don’t need.  People you don’t need.  Wants you don’t need.  When you’re done, you won’t have anything you don’t need, and you’ll have everything you do need. That’s how you know that you’re done.  That’s how you know you’ve escaped the maze.  You keep doing what you want, when you want – until what you need, what you want, and what you have are all the same.

Freedom from money is the hardest type of freedom to acquire because we are constantly told we can’t have it.  It should be terrifying to admit that you don’t need money.  You should feel it in the deepest parts of your soul because the need for money has been ingrained into your psyche nearly constantly since you were old enough to form and understand words.  You were indoctrinated from your earliest days without warning or consent.  We all were.  That’s why it’s up to you, and only you, to escape.  No one else can do it for you.  Freedom cannot be given; it must be taken.  Do what you want, do it now, and don’t stop until you are happy.  If it changes your job, let it.  If it changes your friends, let it.  If it changes your family, let it.  If it changes your relationship with money, let it.  If it changes your entire life, then you’ve done it correctly.

Anyone who says you can obtain financial freedom by making more money is full of shit.  Too much money is never enough.  Financial freedom exists only in the mind – and it exists the day you free yourself from your addiction to money by doing exactly what you want, when you want, for the joy of doing it rather than for money.

When you escape the maze, anything is possible.  Only after escaping the maze do you see what life really looks like.  Most people never get the chance to appreciate that view.  Once your life truly becomes dictated by your dreams and not the pursuit of money, the whole view changes.  Once you reach the mountain top, you never worry about money again.  If you can’t afford it, you don’t need it – but it takes faith to live by that.  It takes faith to live outside the system.  You have to have faith that if you can’t afford it, then you don’t need it.  When you’re willing to make that leap and live it, then you are ready for financial freedom.

If you let go of your attachment to money, you will never be in a rush again for the rest of your life.  There is no reason to hurry to go anywhere or do anything.  You have plenty of things to do, but all the time to do them.  Rushing won’t get you anywhere any faster, because you aren’t going to any destination.  You’re already at the destination.  The journey is the destination.  You will always have the comfort of being at your destination, because you will always be arrived.  You will always be right where you are supposed to be because you will always be doing what you want, when you want.

All of the things that seemed to matter before, don’t.  They were all tied to money, and they don’t matter any more.  There is literally nothing to worry about.  You just do what you want, when you want, and don’t worry about shit.  That’s when you’re really, truly free from the maze.  It’s not money that gets you there.  It’s perspective.  It’s seeing beyond the walls that blind the masses.  Eventually you realize there was never any real maze to begin with, and the maze only existed within your mind and most everyone else’s.


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