Notes From The Furlough: Day 20

What is real isn’t what you think it is.

Please discuss. How does this play out in life?

I’ll start us out. When faced with a problem or event I don’t like, I try to understand it. My brain reasons that additional information will somehow make me more effective at dealing with the situation. Or maybe I’ll even be able to bargain with the Universe better if I definitively know why it happened. I truly don’t know for sure if this quest for data actually improves the outcome, but it may help calm me down.

Today I’m reminded there is an inherent weakness with my approach in that my understanding is limited by my ability to perceive. Flawed perception will lead to imperfect conclusions, resulting in a less than ideal action plan. How do I mitigate this? At least for larger-scale issues, I meld intuitive input with logical conclusions to reach a decision. My subconscious/psychic feedback can help bridge gaps in my ability to reason through the problem.

How about you? How do you ensure you clearly perceive a problem before dealing with it?