This site has come to my attention lately — http://www.sharonganscult.com/
It changes often, but today’s iteration encourages current “students” to leave the ranks. It provides an email address for those who want to reach out and addresses the following “school”-bound fears and obstacles:
1) Losing friends
2) Losing marriage or relationship with another “student”
3) Working for a “school”-based business
4) Losing “the work”
It suggests taking a 3-week experimental hiatus from all things “school”.
When I think back, the only thing that kept me from taking a break was my belief in the institution and the control I gave it — I felt like I had to ask permission. I knew the answer would be no. I bought into some idea about “not letting the work go cold for more than 48 hours”, or something like that. I felt “school” lording over me, as if monitoring me from above, documenting all of my sinful and “coarse” thoughts and feelings. I am amazed at the amount of control I gave this thing over my time and life.
Yep. If you’re thinking about a break, take it. I believe you will soon discover that “school” isn’t God, can’t control your life and you might even get some perspective on the experience and start to feel the freedom that comes when not participating in its bi-weekly indoctrination rituals.
It’s a sweet freedom. It’s your life. I encourage you to reclaim it.