Modern culture taught us to be, move, speak, learn, experiment from our mind (our Box) which is a place of knowing.The place of knowing is full with concepts, ideas, thoughts, conclusions, assumptions and stories that mostly other people have put there.
Questioning the place of knowing is questioning the foundation of the existence of modern culture because as Rousseau said better than most "I think therefore I am". Therefore if I stop thinking, if I stop having concepts, ideas, thoughts, conclusions, assumptions and stories, I am not. I die. It is hard wired in us that way.
Are in conformity with the forms of being that are known and shown around you
(meaning be dead, be numb, be adaptive).
Speak from what you already know.
Learn new ideas that are not contradictory to ideas you already know.
Experiment to find the same results.
So as to never Not Be.
It is contrary to our survival instinct to go beyond the realm of our mind. However, there lies the true possibilities of living full out.
The assumption "I think therefore I am" is only accurate in Verbal Reality. Verbal reality is everything that we can understand and there can name. In verbal reality, when we name something, we understand it, we control it, we know what to do with it and how to talk about it. The ultimate goal of living in verbal reality if to be safe.
You might come to admit that playing safe in verbal reality is also boring, flat, lifeless, and somewhat dead. Reality is squashed into a 2D-video with no flavors, no touch, no odors, fake sounds, fake colors, and no relationship to you. Videos are one way streets. You are relating to them, not them to you. Verbal reality is living in a flat, black & white world when the possibility of a round, technicolor world is waiting for us out there.
The round technicolor world can be reached through Experiential Reality. Experiential reality comes by letting the experience lead. The experience comes first without meaning, without story.