If you can develop some awareness of inner stillness, the background perspective will have less control as your mind agitations subside and without these agitations, one will never have a need to reach for anything.
If you’re always seeing life from the perspective of what objects the eyes see, those objects will be judged accordingly and what’s going on in the background to form those judgments will not be noticed. Although with an object minded perspective life still goes on, it’s very limited almost to the point of being purely superficial; I say this because it’s how I lived for forty nine years and it caused my life to be a constant struggle. The constant struggle was self created and controlled by the background perspective, although this wasn’t understood at the time. An object perspective life is one where there is constant reaching and the reaching is caused by the background mind agitations which aren’t seen. This is why someone will reach for anything without giving it much thought regardless if it’s beneficial or not. In that moment the Conditioned Mind deems it beneficial, but this is a big fat lie.
The background perspective will only be noticed when the busy mind stops its incessant busyness. One will have to be able to just be for the busyness to subside; you will not see the essence of the forest from the trees if the mind is to busy being focused on the trees. This object perspective is strictly mind based, hence the reason it’s not conducive to one’s well being is it’s unstable, as there are so many objects to see, one right after another. This is why the big fat lie is in the forefront of most lives and stillness takes a back seat. If you can develop some awareness of inner stillness, less and less the background perspective will be in control because the mind agitations will subside. It will be at this point that the need to reach for something will be no more as it’s probably the first time in your life that this has happened.