An opinion from the Internet:
I just believe at some point our core beliefs are so ingrained into our personality that there is really no practical hope of changing the ways we think. At this point, I can’t turn off the part of my brain that notices people doing things inefficiently for no reason other than that’s the way the person before them did the task or doing two tasks that are counterproductive to each other, and just feel a little disgusted. That’s part of who I am now. So yes and no, I think.
I agree with you. When I talk about trying to get a different point of view, trying to rise above what we think, feel, I am not talking about conventional “do not think what you think, try to forget what you think” stuff.
I am not even talking about the fragile state AA achieves with alcoholics recruiting the ego finding the still selfish desires of social acceptance, respect to overcome the addiction.
I am talking about a new ability we can tangibly, practically, realistically acquire, develop against, and in contrast to who we are what we think and feel as if existing “in-between” what we are right now and what we can become above it.
It is hard to describe but in a special environment with, across others who are aiming at the same goal we can reach this state, where we exist “within ourselves” and at the same time, we also see a different, much more complete, comprehensive viewpoint, angle of reality through others. We are not suppressing, ignoring, negating our original reason, perception, instead we complement it, expand it with the higher, more complete view.
And specifically sensing, comparing the two gives the new viewpoint validity.