And on and on it goes. We see the world not as it really is but as we've been conditioned to see it. Well, that's only partly true... We see the world as we have conditioned ourselves to see it. Yes, we're the biggest conditioning influence on ourselves, no doubt about it.
One of the principle goals of all Authentic Ancient Traditions is to show you how to cleanse your mental continuum from all that temporal conditioning and finally break free - free from all those conventional perceptions you've been taught and free from all that fear, doubt, anxiety, self-limiting beliefs and other junk you've been busy repressing.
Strange thing, though... you don't break free by repressing all of this, but by allowing it to be there. Many of your problems are the result of mentally running away from the discomfort of your emotions. You only break free when you allow them to be, when you spend some time with them. Of course, you first have to stop taking them so damn seriously.
Once you do that, you make a miraculous discovery... those emotions and beliefs that so troubled you are important. They contain vital information for you. They're the manure that allows the beautiful flower to grow. They're part of the richness, the earthiness of life. This is the mystery of how you "surrender" to reality while no longer allowing your habitual interpretations to run your life.
Of course, you may need some radical help to accomplish that. Good thing help is on the way...
~ Dr. Symeon Rodger