Excerpt About Personal Mind
The Personal Mind is Not What Exists in RealityThe personal mind or the realm of personality is not what actually exists in reality. The content of the personal mind is determined by one’s particular history and conditioning, including all kinds of cultural forms and values in addition to concepts formed by one’s individual situation. The process of constructing and reifying concepts leads us to perceive the world and even ourselves through – actually as – these concepts in the mind. In addition, the personal mind contains evaluations of all this content: judgments, emotional associations, preferences, and reactions.