“Our culture provides us with lenses that we see the world through. These lenses can be wide-angle or narrow, sharply focused or hazy, microscopic or telescopic, thus reducing, enlarging, obscuring, or clarifying our perceptions. Although we cannot function without these lenses, they are unavoidably clouded by preconceptions and prejudices, inhibitions, and the many limitations imposed on us by our cultural conditioning. If we are to develop our awareness more clearly, accurately, and fully, we must try to recognize and transcend these screens to our awareness.

“It is worth struggling to attain more objectivity and detachment than we ordinarily have, in order to experience the satisfaction and power of being in closer touch with the truth.”