I’d say, If, all experience must arrive through the accumulation… the past, with it’s fear, it’s doctrine, becomes the present and we look out from that, then I doubt any can ever know if they’re out of the woods.
We can make it to a better part of the woods for sure, but free of it all? I can’t see it happening… I guess knowing I’m in the woods to stay gets rid of a lot of hoping to get out… to get somewhere else… to become something else… a better version.
Still, there may be a way to relocate the observer technically within the neuro net. At least it seems possible as I sit here thinking about things… here in the forest