Whenever life gets difficult I have felt desperate to escape. Life presents me with fear or confusion or situations that are not welcome and I feel trapped by them so seeking for escape begins.

There is no end to the thoughts, feelings, sensations, situations and even people that I long to escape from. And that longing, that seeking is born out of the sense that I am a separate self to whom all these undesired things happen to.

The escape that I long for however has already happened. I’m not talking about an escape away from life but escape into it. There is no escaping the freedom we are.

The Escape Artist’s Handbook is an expression, a description of the escape into this, the escape into the being you are.

When awakening happens, no one wakes up. It’s the greatest escape, the escape that never even needed to happen at all.