Student: How can I break free from my nervous tendencies and conditioned reactions to life?
Teacher: You’re asking how to make a Declaration of Independence from the mechanically reactive you.
Student: Yes, that’s it; how do I declare myself independent from my mechanical self so that I may pledge my loyalty to my spontaneous and intuitive side?
Teacher: It’s imperative that you stand up for yourself by “waking up” to how often you react unthinkingly. Be alert to every moment; look at yourself like an impartial observer so that you may catch yourself before your habitual reactions take over. To experience the freedom that comes with “waking up” and being creative rather than reactive is exhilarating.