You should ask yourself the questions: How to escape the matrix? How to deprogram yourself?
Think of the way most people live in.
They often force themselves to wake up in the morning, dress up, drive straight to their workplace, drive back home about 8 hours later, watch TV, and then sleep, only to repeat the same routine the next day for almost their whole lives. We think about this kind of living as a normal and even healthy one, but if you stop for a while and think about it, it is not healthy at all.
Life is something precious and beautiful, and instead of making the most out of it, we choose to waste it only because we were programmed to do so. Habits, tradition, as well as belief systems, have turned people into mindless automatons that do not enjoy their lives and only follow a predetermined path which was handed to them by society.
However, this programming can be broken if we see that the way we live actually prevents us from squeezing the juice out of our life, as well as gather the courage in order to change how we think and act. Then, life can be made a beautiful celebration which is filled with laughter, play, and most importantly, love.
How to deprogram yourself?
Here, we have ten tips which are going to help you to deprogram yourself, as well as escape from the matrix which you have been trapped into since the day you were born:
1. Break free from the hands of organized religion.
Dogmatic, as well as organized religion, imposes on people what to think and what not to think, what is good and what is not good, what is right and what is not right. Thus, religion often prevents people from using their critical thinking, seeking the truth, as well as reaching to their own conclusions. On the contrary, it also teaches them to blindly follow a set of morals and rules. And how it results? It results in emotional suppression and suffering.
If you want to reclaim your individuality, as well as honestly express yourself and walk on the path of understanding, you should be sure to break the chains of organized religion and start your own quest for the trust from scratch.
2. Stop giving away your power to authority.
When we were young, a lot of us were taught to doubt ourselves, and do only what the authority tells us to, even if we did not feel like doing that. Currently, when we are all grown up, we do not trust ourselves, and so we choose to let other people have power over our lives.
We vote for politicians that do nothing but lie to us to satisfy their inner hunger, being under the illusion that with voting, we are given the right to choose our future when in reality the choices which we have are very limited and almost the same.
So, we permit one small group of people to manipulate with us as they want, for their own personal gain, foolishly believing them that they want to contribute to the betterment of our society.
If we really want to start clearing a positive change in the world, we have to stop giving power to a few other people and hold them responsible for our lives, and instead begin taking responsibility in our own hands so that we can become the creators of our destiny.
3. Question the current economic system.
Money is created out of debt, thus creating the illusion of scarcity of resources, which compels people to compete in the market, that have to waste most of their life working as wage slaves. This results in tremendous suffering, as well as a social conflict which prevails all over the world.
Additionally, our economic system requires people to consume without end, so that money can keep on circulating in the economy, thus urging people to buy things which they do not need and which will end up in landfills, poisoning the environment which we depend on and sustains us.
If you are not a fan of this kind of living and would like to create some positive changes in your life and the world too, we would recommend you to research further into the huge negative consequences of the economy, and educate yourself on the alternative, more technically efficient and environmentally sustainable economic systems.
4. Detach yourself from materialism.
Growing up in a consumer culture, we think that money can buy everything that we need and is going to bring happiness into our lives too. So, because of that, we choose to buy more and more things without end, but we always end up feeling dissatisfied and hungry for more stuff.
The truth actually is that money can only provide us with substitutes for what we really need, but not the real deal. What we actually need is neither possessions nor services but things like love, friendship, as well as creativity.
So, you should not be concerned about which is the next best thing that you can buy, and instead invest your time and efforts in achieving heart-opening, as well as mind-expanding experiences which money cannot buy for sure.
5. You should be mindful of you consume in the body.
Some important questions which all people should ask themselves are: Is what I eat contributing to my health or is it poisoning my physical organism? Is what I eat environmentally sustainable, or is it negatively impacting the natural world?
A lot of people choose to eat some foods which are filled with sugar, preservatives, and which are empty of nutrients or contains some animal-derived products, unaware that their food choices are detrimental to their health, contribute to the suffering, as well as the death of tens of billions of animals, and have a tremendously negative effect on the environment.
So, you should always choose carefully what you choose to put into your mouth, and we can assure you that this is one of the best things which you can do for yourself, as well as for the world.
6. Choose your news sources very wisely and carefully.
Every one of us knows that knowledge is power, but we are drowning in an ocean of information. Corporate media presents biased information all the time, with the intention to fool us into believing in the lies which they tell us just so that they can manipulate us exactly the way they really want to. A true seeker of knowledge does not accept anything on belief but seeks out for some facts and tries to develop a spherical understanding of the matter he/she is looking into.
If you don’t like to be manipulated and desire to understand better what is happening with the world, do your best to collect information from as many possible sources, and use critical thinking to reach your own conclusions about what is true and what not.
7. Read books, especially eye-opening and mind-powering ones.
There were a lot of wise persons that wrote down their thoughts on problems in life and how to solve them. Also, there were a lot of people that criticized the workings of society and offer their insights on how we can help in order to create a more beautiful world.
Books can be very helpful in opening our eyes and improving our quality of life, but not a lot of people spend much of their time reading books. To get the most out of reading books, you should remember not to just pick any book and read, but read those that will touch your mind and heart, as well as those which will provide you with new perspectives which help you to better understand yourself and the world around you.
8. Escape the herd mentality.
Just as everyone else, you are a unique individual with unique talents and gifts to offer to the world. Unluckily, society suppressed our individuality since the day we were born. We have been programmed to doubt ourselves, as well as conform to what is considered as normal.
However, this prevents us from embracing ourselves and creating our own path in life, which causes immense emotional pain. From now, you should distance yourself from the herd mentality and start paying attention to your inner voice. Doing that will permit you to follow your calling and live the way you truly want to live.
9. Express yourself in a creative way.
One great way to deprogram yourself from the normalcy of modern life is actually to focus your attention on your creativity. Every one of us is born creative, but slowly our creativity was suppressed so much that we have almost forgotten that we are creative beings.
Being creative means to think outside of the box, as well as see life from different perspectives. What is most important, being creative means to find out some new ways of living and realize that you have the power to manifest the kind of life you want to live.
10. And finally, you should develop mindfulness.
Learning how to live in the present moment is one of the most important ways to break free from your conditioning. With being mindful of the here and now, you will have the ability to respond to everything that happens every moment, without being a victim of your past.
There are a lot of meditation techniques which can help you to develop mindfulness, so you should find the ones which you like the most and stick to them until you see some positive results in your life.
Your mind needs silence to hear your inner voice. Rosewood or Red Sandalwood is used to call upon Lord Ganesh “the remover of obstacles” and the Divine Mother. It is warming, improves circulation and protects one from negative energy. Get one for yourself or your friends/family.