So how do you live your life eyes wide open? It is a learned discipline. It can be taught. It can be practiced.
Our realities are masterfully created from our minds. Everyone experience things differently which makes you and your memories unique. Multiple factors can distort your memories and reality.
Here's where it gets interesting. To create the experience of sight, your brain references your conceptual understanding of the world, other knowledge, your memories, opinions, emotions, mental attention
Your fears, your critics, your heroes, your villains -- they are your excuses,rationalizations, shortcuts, justifications, your surrender. They are fictions you perceive as reality. Choose to see through them. Choose to let them go. You are the creator of your reality.