Basically, reality is actually fluid and changeable. Within the virtual realm of our consciousness, reality is pretty much what you choose to make it. Not just your interpretation of reality, but reality itself. This means that with respect to the body-mind connection, what you think becomes what you feel and what you believe becomes who you are. We have all heard things like this coming from sources such as Dr. Norman Vincent Peale in “The Power of Positive Thinking,” as well as from numerous self-help gurus and get-rich-quick hucksters. The end product is that we come away thinking that people can convince themselves of pretty much anything, if they want to. There is a thread of truth running through all of these diverse sources. The net effect has been to condition us to believe that it is all just pretending, and that reality is reality still just, well…reality. Thus, we each stay within the static and unyielding versions of who we are and what we can and cannot feel. Comforted in this familiarity, we are isolated from change.
In Health, Dr. D