At this moment in time, everyone on this planet is in a perpetual state of suffering. Those who deny this are most likely watching a lot of television, and/or working 12-plus hours a day and/or taking lots of anti-depressants, alcohol, prozac or street drugs.
As this penny dropped, I decided to stop looking for the key and instead to simply open the unlocked door of my cage.
It was in this state of being - beyond hope, beyond pain, beyond innocence - that I knew I had to take action. Even if it meant dying in the process.