Photo by Sharka Todd
When we explore the outer world we are, in a sense, exploring the "outer" or public part of our own mind. This perspective views everything we are capable of experiencing and knowing as being part of our own own, unexplored mind. This equates to the Buddhist (and Vedantic) view of mind which believes the world is the mind. In this case I have differentiated between the inner or private mind and the outer or public mind but this division is in many way artificial.