The easiest way to avoid this is to work in Timeline mode.
In Sceneline mode, this feature is designed to allow you some access to a clip's position on your timeline.
It gets even crazier if you've got more than one layer of video or titles!
I see no positive purpose in any case,
It is because the Monitor panel is not just for viewing - you can also edit the In & Out points for the clip.
Insanity is hereditary, you get it from your children
Which is also much easier in Timeline mode.
Yes, Sceneline View Mode is OK for doing an initial, rough sort of Clips/Images, but for editing, I strongly recommend going to Timeline View Mode - things are so much easier, and the control allowed is much, much greater.