We create our own limitations. Our limited view of surface living is determined by our conditioning and to go beyond our conditioning is to go beyond our own created limits.
So just how does a person go from surface living to a deeper level of understanding of one’s given life? Change jobs, spouse, friends, cars, social settings, move to another neighborhood, hobbies, church (if you go), read more spiritual books, etc, etc. No, nothing in the material world will help with this endeavor. As a matter of fact, it will be the opposite that will allow one to go beyond the surface. The material world is all part of the distractions that keeps a person in bondage to surface living.
Surface living is a view that’s based on sense objects and one that is constantly looking out there for life to happen. But life never happens out there, it is just the perception of the view that makes it seem like it is out there. No matter what happens in life, if you want to go to a deeper level of existence, you must realize that all happens within. Things occur out there, but how they are viewed determines if the level is a surface perception or if it’s from a deeper level. If it’s seen from the inside out, one’s entire view of life changes, which allows it to be based from a deeper level instead of the surface level of a Conditioned Mind. The only way one’s life will ever change is when the conditioning that makes it so changes. And this change will occur when one sees what is beyond the surface limits.