Projection is layering the world envisioned by the imagination onto the awareness of reality and of the interaction with reality (herein, the interaction). This is uniquely different from envisioning scenarios of reality and the interaction independently. In the former, the mind will begin to see both with the projection layer on top, and pursuant to the intensity of the layer, it may entirely cloud the "real" reality. In the latter, the mind will proceed to lucidly perceive both reality and the interaction, while being "prepared" for change as well as how to direct it. This is foundationally an extension of what was discussed in the chapter on Detachment & Compassion. In the former awareness and imagination are attached and the world is at risk to become muddled. In the latter, they are detached, and we are at liberty to remain compassionate to both reality and the interaction. These are seemingly highly abstract concepts, however the imagination deals only in abstractions, so we are more than capable to work with them. And crucially, practice at this - maintaining the independence between awareness of reality and the interaction, and the projections of the imagination - starts with being aware of it.