We start here. That seems obvious but for some of us, well, we are clueless. We want something different most often. To live in a different place. To be with a different person. Different job, income, body. Different.
And that is the problem.
The freedom comes from not from something different but from being with what is. This city/town, this person, this body. There is nothing else except the excaping of the mind. When the mind escapes it ruins all possibilities of anything else.
The hard work comes being still with all our doubts and fears. The aha moment comes when we face and spend time with those things that they vanish. We come to the realization that it was all a myth to begin with. We laugh. Change begins to happen.
So, the next time you get that drive to escape don't. Get still with the pain and let go of it when you can laugh. Awareness is enough.