One day you snap out of the hypnosis. You see the driveway story was a belief, not a fact – and you are free to go wherever you wish.
This may seem like a rather silly example but so was the old belief that the earth is flat and you could fall off at the horizon, or later that the earth is the centre of the universe.
Or today's common belief that Life is only on planets or in people, plants or animals. That intelligence and awareness are inside of bodies and brains.
Beliefs are nothing but mistaken assumptions parading as facts. They are like mental clouds. But clouds never really block the sun from being the sun.
Similarly, beliefs cannot block or limit you once they are exposed. When false beliefs fall away, the limitations and unhappiness they caused fall away with them.
Don’t think of our "simply noticing" exercises as a task, as a new project you must take on to improve yourself.
This is meant to be a delightful – and at times eye-opening – discovery of how magnificent and free you already are.