We should separate our illusions from our reality
We literally see what we expect to see. What we believe we see is actually what we anticipate based on past exposure rather than 100% on what is actually there.
Over our life time our mind has come to know what we expect, then creates those images as well as the situations within our reality - based upon the vast amount of exposure we have had in the past from our accumulated experiences. We see and experience what our mind has created from what is, but also in addition upon what we expect.
We should seek and search for means to experience our true reality, by not allowing our assumptions or past memories to create the reality that we perceive now. Our future is waiting for us, therefore it is our duty to ourselves, to our true destiny, to not live a life of delusion. We can achieve this by questioning our perception of what happens to us, looking deeper for the meaning of what occurs in our life, by being true to ourselves rather than accepting convenient solutions.
Once you give a charlatan power over you, you almost never get it back.
~ Carl Sagan: ~