In the first part of the meditation, we are impressed to be more present to “seeing” the elephant in our room. And this requires us to slowly join the dots that make up our current external realities. And with each dot joined we see a slightly bigger picture and eventually, the beginnings of a roadmap appear.
We learn to weigh verifiable evidence from observations of our relative outside World. Although our World may appear Kafkaesque and we will experience cognitive dissonance every time a dot is joined, these are important first steps. This is because to the extent we are unable to do that, to the same extent we are living within a bubble divorced from our “reality”. And it is only from that space of “realities” — that point where our inner & outer realities converge — can meaningful action and decisions be made that can change the quality of our life. Ergo we learn to separate what is “knowable” from what is “noise and chatter”.
In the process, there will be many times that the “brackets” we have built in the first part of the meditation will be broken again and again. Over time we learn how to hold those brackets and the noise recedes and a roadmap to possible solutions to our external reality appears.
What has really happened here is we have programmed our mind to “SEARCH” for the way out from our current dissatisfied “reality”. But only now do we have the benefit of many more perspectives unavailable before from the dots we managed to join.