The teacher appears when the student is ready. I was not ready, that would take decades. A boring movie.
Looking back, too often I looked to other people to solve my internal problems, to fix things for me, validate things and re-assure. Reality is, what helped me decades later is looking inside ourselves to solve my own internal problems. "You Fix You", you will see me post often.
Practical Tactical - Applying all this macro fiction to a personal reality.
So after half a century of life, half a decade of research, sorta figuring this place out. And the solution for all is actually very simple. "Less is More". That's it! We already have an amazing operating system (our Brains and Bodies) and and unlimited Quantum Variable Virtual Reality we exist in. The most amazing VR experiences happen on hikes, engaging with another human avatar and optimizing your own self in this 7 Billion Multi-player world.
The past few decades have seen volumes of distracting and addictive electronics and chemistry, That's all fine, in very small doses. "You Fix You" - You Manage You... You Control You. Jonathan the bird tore away from the Flock to find enlightenment, Luke was directed to an obscure place - to do the same. Even Neo in the Matrix... was told he had to change his thinking.
The irony is, this media, is really pointing towards the solution - of less media. Less or More - engage in less mental input from Dopamine inducing games, phones, tv and avoid that addictive commercial chemistry like sugar, nicotine, alcohol. Unlearn the advertising. Unleash your mind and your potential.
Changing Thinking. Simple, but not easy. It can be done... in reality.