Escape (7 of the Brain)
I want to run away because I feel threatened or because I want to shirk my responsibilities. Escape seems to me to be the simplest solution, although this is not always the case. To run away and take off has developed its own dynamic and a kind of automatism has come about that always makes me run away. My solitary way of living separates me from the experiences of deeper connection and intimate trust. With this approach I won’t be able to receive any love to build up a stable relationship on. I don’t cut myself off from the course of life and love, because there’s no reason to shy away from confrontations. I use my head to understand what I’m running from and take responsibility for my actions. I develop new behavioural patterns and strategies so that I don’t run away my whole life. I confront my life situations and regard escape only as a last alternative.