Preconceptions in your mind are just like rain in the windshield.
They cloud your vision, because they cloud the perception of your conscience.
Not good to drive like this.
The only way to see reality is by being neutral.
Being in a state where you deal with any circumstance or person not expecting to see anything.
With a clear mind.
That’s the only way to see what is there.
Seeing what it is.
It may sound that I am explaining the obvious, BUT what people normally do is this:
They look at a thing and, in the blink of an eye, they start to scan for signs that allow them to project their own ideas (based on their “knowledge”, based specially on their traumas, based on their past experiences) about “that kind of thing” in the thing.
Meaning that, as soon they start to look, they start to distort reality by the lens of their preconceived generalizations about what the thing must be.
And that’s pretty unproductive, because that means that whenever they see something new or meet someone new, they expect to find what they already lived!
So, naturally, the idea about everything will always be wrong, because every person is different and every moment is unique.
If you really look, what people do their entire lives is “judge things and people based on nothing more than faulty guess work”.
And that attitude is VERY different than being neutral.
Being neutral is rare.
Being neutral is precious.
Becoming neutral is essential to learn how to live in the flow.
And the way to get there is by cleaning your mind through meditation.
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