Here are a few audio clips from the New Year's Mental Cleanse:
Notice how our stories stop us from embracing reality.
A famous artist used to say that the best way to see things as they really are is to bend down, look back between your legs, and observe the world upside down. Because your mind doesn't recognize this "reality," it doesn't interpret or judge what you're looking at. Now you are free to see the world as it really is. Unfortunately, this kind of "ambush" on the mind doesn't last very long. Your mind catches up to you and brings back all the stories that you still believe in.
For me, reality is very simple. I begin and end with "Is it true?" And The Work follows.