The world is as we make it out to be and we cannot get beyond our idea of how things are to how things actually are. We don't know how things actually are. How they appear to be is as close as we can get. This plays nicely with: No expectations! No agenda! No opinions! And calls us to see our seeing-- to be aware of how we are seeing things and how that reflects the way we view things generally, and all of the things that have happened to us to skew our viewing everything in a way that is "just like us," and says more about us than it says about what we are looking at. How we see things says more about us than it says about the things we see. Getting to the bottom of that-- of how we came to see the way we do-- tells us all we need to know about us in a deeply relevant way. It's insight into why we act the way we act, revere the things we revere, fear the things we fear, etc. Sit down with anything and say what you see when you look at it, and what it is good for, what it is bad for, what its history is, what its future will likely be, and all of the other things that you can think to say about it, and then look at how you see it actually reflects/exhibits you on an emotional/psychological level the way a mirror reflects/exhibits you on a physical level. Everything you see is a metaphor for you. It is you trying to show yourself who you are. Start listening! Change your relationship with yourself and with the world, by seeing you seeing the world.