Ego is a social institution with no physical reality. The ego is simply your symbol of yourself. Just as the word “water” is a noise that symbolizes a certain liquid without being it, so too the idea of ego symbolizes the role you play, who you are, but it is not the same as your living organism. ~Alan Watts 1999
It should be asked if you want to think differently that there exists a paradox innately. We seek change yet change is all around as as Heraclitus once said
τὰ ὄντα ἰέναι τε πάντα καὶ μένειν οὐδέν
"All entities move and nothing remains still"
πάντα χωρεῖ καὶ οὐδὲν μένει" καὶ "δὶς ἐς τὸν αὐτὸν ποταμὸν οὐκ ἂν ἐμβαίης
"Everything changes and nothing remains still … and … you cannot step twice into the same stream"
If you really wished to see the world differently the fastest way to “change” your mind is psychotropics.Though be warned this should only be attempted be those of stable mind and strong intestinal fortitude. Reading books and surfing the web to random sites also helps broadening your perspectives as well as travel.
As a kid I distinctly remembering wondering what it would be like to hallucinate ever since I first heard the word. To me it was explained as “seeing things that weren’t really there”. I thought the concept interesting. How much can you really know about yourself if you haven’t lost your mind? I feel like before tripping i was like one flavor of ice cream. Afterwards after putting the pieces back together I realized I could abstract myself and be at one with the whole palette of human experience.