The tendency to ‘escape’ is one of the most common experiences of the false self. ‘Running, sedating and distracting’ are the methods used and while most have a combination of all three, there is usually one more prevalent than the other two. Addiction-sedating is perhaps the ‘most obvious’ escape mechanism with drugs and alcohol being the most visible expressions. Abuse, sex, food and obsessive behaviors of every description also out-picture this way the false self uses to keep the slumbering God-SELF from awakening.
Conditioning is the root cause of one’s escape preferences and is built into their destiny ‘by’ it. It is the architect of the illusory identity called ‘me’. No amount of therapy will do anything more than mask or contain the urges molesting you, the conditioning must dissolve with the result being the total desolation of this false self in order for the Peace that YOU Are to return to Awareness. Self Inquiry/Surrender is the direct route.