The key is in pursuing objective reality. If we do not seek this first and foremost then we do not need anyone else to imprison us because we imprison ourselves. By failing to seek neutrality and healthy detachment from our perspective and our own emotions we are subject to becoming trapped by beliefs and hypnotized by our own state of mind. Our mind then becomes our enemy rather than our greatest asset. If we take an inventory of all the distractions that are making us feel lost, this is an excellent place to begin. If we find ourselves wanting to run back to self-soothe our discomforts through those same anxieties, we are at then at a starting place to question why we keep wanting to feel lost and stuck, in fear and helpless.
Objective reality entails rising above. What this means is viewing everything for what it truly is. The truth is it is not about political ideologies, religious beliefs, education, or job titles. We are souls and we are trapped. If we do not rise above what separates us now, we will be a civilization spoken about in great myths of the future. Regardless of what we choose, we will be an example. Do we choose to be a cautionary tale or an epic saga of great triumph?
If you tune out all of the distractions now, you will feel the sunbeams, or the briskness of cold against your skin, you will hear the birds indifferent to your sorrow, you will see that your phone will not feed you and the silence speaks the truth. What can you do today to shine the light that is trapped regardless of the reception? How can you stand in surety of your knowledge of self which is to be free to love and laugh no matter who challenges this? Distraction, confusion, manipulation are adversaries and should be viewed as such. What can you create today, how can you love today, how can you become the silence?