It’s hard to be objective, especially when facing a difficult situation, but it is openness and objectivity that are offered in today’s lesson. I don’t see the whole picture, but parts, and those parts are only the ones that are in accord with my limited viewpoint. So, indeed I do not perceive my own best interests, the same best interests that we all share.
“In no situation that arises do you realize the outcome that would make you happy. Therefore, you have no guide to appropriate action, and no way of judging the result. What you do is determined by your perception of the situation, and that perception is wrong. It is inevitable, then, that you will not serve your own best interests. Yet they are your only goal in any situation which is correctly perceived. Otherwise, you will not recognize what they are.”
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