The Inhibiting Effects of Bias and Belief

The Inhibiting Effects of Bias and Belief
The Inhibiting Effects of Bias and Belief

Accepting Change….

Obscured by a sense of foreboding,
we so often don’t see what’s in front of us,
clarity so blurred by expectations,
the biases of our collective experience and beliefs.

This human propensity is the legacy
of the process of logical thought
and also fear, built into our psyche
creating walls of security that can inhibit.

This tunnel vision has dire consequence,
as our perception is skewed,
and the ensuing circumstances based on untruths
far from what we want.

Clarity is attained in a neutral field,
one without the effects of past
or the anxiety of present or future,
a field from where reality can be observed
and understood.

The fact that most human beings
live in the shadow of this reality,
gives rise to the understanding of the consequences
that occur because of expectations.

By treating each circumstance in life anew,
we overcome any biases or beliefs that inhibit,
thus giving us a better chance of understanding
and facing the challenges that confront us.

By relying on past experience and belief,
we just recreate the same problems as in the past,
thus stagnating our lives
and prohibiting the positive changes that could evolve.

As life moves we are presented with opportunities
that without a clear and unbiased mind
would surely be lost to repetition
and those familiar circumstances that keep us still.

So many people live lives like a broken record,
repeating the same mistakes over and over,
because out of fear or belief thy will not see the truth,
rather a fashioned truth based on past.

Shed the predilections and beliefs,
for they stifle life and inhibit progress;
each day accept circumstances in the newness of clarity
and life will change for the better.

Tony DeLorger © 2018

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Tony DeLorger

Full time author, freelance writer, poet and blogger since 1999. Twenty one published works, past winner of 'Poet of the Year' on HubPages, 'Poem of the Year' on The Creative Exiles, writer for, Google+, videos on YouTube and book sales on website, Amazon and

2 thoughts on “The Inhibiting Effects of Bias and Belief

  • April 11, 2018 at 12:46 AM

    Great advice, Tony. As in your piece just prior to this one, you note that “change is movement”. That is important for one to remember when faced with change. To accept change, whether positive or negative, is part of life and helps us to grow in all ways. Great work, Tony. I look forward to your work every evening, for either I learn or you confirm my own thoughts. x

  • April 11, 2018 at 1:10 AM

    Much appreciated Phyllis, glad you glean some useful info from my thoughts. Cheers!


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