I know my life is not perfect, but there are plenty of wonderful things and I am far too wise to cater to those lesser ones.
I know there are new agers (of certain branches) out there saying thank you to imperfections. I once was a new ager and I had adopted such kind of practice but it didn’t work for me.
Here’s what I think: Imperfections are imperfections. They are what they are. Changing my opinion on imperfections (i.e seeing them as perfections) does not make me a stronger person. It just shows how dependent I am on perfections. As if I cannot allow any imperfections in my life. As if imperfections, like women of this era, must undergo the knives of a plastic surgeon’s to be accepted and embraced.
The concept (not imperfection itself, but the concept) of imperfection, on one level, distracted me from appreciating the desirable things in life. One a deeper level, it made me depreciate undesirable things in life.
The interesting thing about this concept is that it functions only when its presence is unknown. Once I detect it, it becomes absent, like a man’s charm. (Leon Lai’s famous quote: “the moment a man sees his own charm, his charm is gone.”)
The higher the ANALYTICAL MIND (緣慮心?), the lower the SUGGESTIBILITY (靈知心?), and vice versa
Between the (5%)CONSCIOUS MIND and the (95%) SUBCONSCIOUS MIND, there is a thin layer of ANALYTICAL MIND
Meditation is to move our consciousness beyond the analytical mind and into deeper levels of consciousness.
Placebo works only when the analytical mind is silenced so that your awareness can instead interact with the subconscious mind.
If you want to change an implicit or subconscious perception, you must become more conscious and less unconscious. In truth, you’d have to increase your level of attention to all the aspects of yourself and your life that you’ve previously stopped paying much attention to.
Ego’s main job is protection. But when our egos are out of balance due to a barrage of stress hormones, our analytical minds go into high gear and become overstimulated [and] analyse your life within the emotion you’re experiencing. You’re thinking in the box.
Just changing your beliefs and perceptions once isn’t enough. You have to reinforce that change over and over.