The ‘I Just Know’ Principle = Intrinsic Bias

What do you “just know?” Does what you “just know” about the world upset you? What you “just know” is called bias, and as the gentleman in the video above correctly points out, scientists and the medical community are not immune to it. 

The whole point of science is to embrace this fact and to try to use the tools of science to eliminate our bias. While the scientific method can help, I believe the best we can do is know it is a part of the makeup of being human and try to work against it through discipline and practice. With proper meditation, we learn to let go of our thoughts and not attach too much weight to our opinions and how we feel. 

We must be willing to know we don’t know what we think we know. Knowing we don’t know is very scary for most, as the mind gives us a false sense of security when it tells us it knows what is going on. But that false sense of security comes at a very high price. That price is our inner peace and joy. Nothing is more valuable than that!

More to come!

-Douglas Johnson E-RYT 500, YACEP

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