What is perception? It’s how we see and understand what occurs around us—and what we decide those events will mean.
Our perceptions can be a source of strength or of great weakness.
If we are emotional, subjective and short sighted, we only add to our troubles.
To prevent becoming overwhelmed by the work around us, we must, as the ancients practiced, learn how to limiter passions and their control over our lives. It takes skill and discipline to bat away the pests of bad perceptions, to separate reliable signals from deceptive ones, to filter out prejudice, expectation, and fear.
But it’s worth it, for what’s left is truth.
While others are excited or afraid, we will remain calm and imperturbable.
We will see things simply and straightforwardly, as they truly are—neither good or bad.
This will be an incredible advantage for us in the fights against obstacles.