One theme I tend to repeat:
There are no problems in the universe. Nature has no conception of such a thing.
Problems are a matter of human perception, and as such, you can solve them either directly, or by changing your perception that they are a problem.
My transformation began in a rather naive fashion, and a few of the original goals succeeded. But also, my perception changed entirely. My mind is a bit more adaptable than most, it seems, when it comes to personality, so perhaps this is not a common outcome for the things I’ve undertaken.
In that change of perception, I saw into an entirely new world. And if your prime mover is curiosity like me, you’ll realize that’s something you could never turn back from… like suddenly seeing in a normally invisible wavelength, or going from one eyes to two…
Of course, I also became even stranger than before, which poses many practical problems.
But the really painful problems went away, because my perception of them as such went away.
I am immersed in strangeness. I radiate it. I live to trip and fall down every rabbit hole I can find, and every time, I emerge a bit stranger.
It’s not a bad way to pass the time. Difficult, yes, in a practical sense… very very difficult to keep yourself provisioned and safe, living in such a fashion. Recently, only luck saved me from a fate worse than death. But still… very, very interesting.