The human mind on one hand is extremely complex and on the other very simple. Its one of the rare creation or object or phenomenon in Nature. Rather, we ourselves make it complex due to the many psychological compulsions we have or acquire or build during our existence in this material world which causes the conflict and the pain by way of resistance to certain things and the acceptance and acquisition of some. Its difficult for us to observe or watch something without involving our mind. Our mind interferes with the process of our thought for each of our acts.
Lets take an example - lets keep a glass of beer in the middle of a table and ask four guys to look at it and tell us what they think - chances are you will come with four different opinions!
Life was always like a vast sea beach and we strolling across looking and collecting sea-shells… we hold on to some while some we throw away thus creating - happiness and unhappiness.
Throughout our life we acquire knowledge on many aspects - from books, from teachers, from relatives, from circumstances, from experiences, from events, interactions, exchanges. And all this acquired knowledge is used to build only our own self - our own beliefs, our illusions in making us believe that we are all different individuals - making everyone of us a self centered entity - what i mean is all our actions and thoughts act with ‘us’ in the center of it.
Whatever we observe is guided by our desires, our motive our memory our thought. Instead of a beer even if we see a blooming rose - one will think to take a photo, another to draw it, someone to pluck it for his/her friend, someone to simple keep it, someone will ignore it, some will stay away as they may not like the smell ! All these actions happens with the illusive ‘me’ in the center a product of knowledge which help build it. So even being similar we act so differently.
I want this , i don’t want this, i am correct, i want to be a director, i want to an actor, i don’t want a jet, i don’t want to read this crap, i know better, i want sex, i want solitude, i hate liquor, i like guys, i like to show off, i like piercing, i love youtube, to blah blah… knowledge makes us create an image of our own self and others around us in our mind from which our actions take shape… And actions which takes shape from the self-centered knowledge and our selfishness, ego, vanity, greed and aggression is always damaging and will give rise to conflicts - conflicts between man and woman, conflict between societies, nations, institutions, religious groups and all people. And all of these leads us to try and act differently to prove and establish our so called individuality - one of the prime objective of life today is to showcase one as ‘different’ - either by a weird haircut or making a youtube video in the shower or having a tatoo or writing nonsense in a social profile. We ourselves are creating differences between us which have much greater effect on humanity at a macro level.
Observing things or becoming aware of something without our knowledge interfering the observation is difficult - i am not saying unattainable.
The other factor which is important and requires consideration in this context is time. As knowledge is acquired over time - we acquire knowledge over time. But that we will discuss in the next article.