“When we’re deluded, there is a world to escape. When we’re aware, there is nothing to escape”
– Bodhidharma –
Personally, I think that everyone has delusions (beliefs not based in reality) and that these beliefs trigger psychological defense mechanisms such as fear, guilt, and hatred when they contradict reality. If we thoroughly examine these assumptions, we can realize that they are grounded in baseless opinion and abandon them, allowing us to view the world for what it is, and avoid the pain associated with confusion.
Do you have your own opinions? Opinions on my opinion?