Why? Because most of our perceptions and actions are subconscious and automated, which has tremendous survival value for each of us but does not offer the autonomy we crave to bring our expectations and reality into sync. So much of our life is lived with a veneer crafted around us to protect us, to shield us, to keep our true selves away from the world. Very few times do we get to experience a true, deep reality when the veneers gone and we see the bigger picture of whats out there in the world, how we fit into it, and how we can help others. We obsess over our day-to-day responsibilities, we fret about making mistakes at work, and we taunt and nag and snip at people we dislike (and sometimes people we love); in essence, were often shackled by the superficiality of our world. You might live too much in the past and future when you should be bathing in the present, when you could be thinking about relationships, about new ideas, and about all the deeper truths of the world your world and how you fit into it.
This material came to you from YOU: Being Beautiful, by Michael F. Roizen, M.D., and Mehmet C. Oz, M.D.