Not Every Hole Has a Snake
We have to correct our vision. It’s not only the eye that sees, but the “I” sees also. Sit in meditation and think, “Am I seeing things and people without any prejudice, or do I project my image?” We see not just the person, but our own prefixed notions. It’s a very natural thing, and it’s very hard to escape from that. When that happens, you have to question yourself. “Why am I seeing that person this way?”
A country proverb says, “Not every hole has a snake.” You may happen to see a snake going into a hole; fine, remember that all holes are not free from snakes. But don’t look for a snake in every hole you come across. See each one individually.