I fought for long with the daemons of my childhood and youth ...
... and learned from it that we need to connect our inner self to interact authentically with reality.
For me this means more precisely to accept the flux of things, give fears a face and consider imagination as a vital source of life.
Steadily - as individuals and in society - we create personal references in the outside world, because we are scared of the abysses within our true self.
We don't listen but instead give our expectations and claims total attention.