Perception is not reality. Rather, it is our own angle, our particular ‘take’ on what is real, filtered through the lenses of prejudice and belief. It is perception which lies at the root of fear and bigotry, and also expectation and desire. Our picture of the world is that to which we respond, not the world as it is. Attachment to this picture is a prison for our mind that only we can unlock. And unlock it we must.