all stories are fake
lies constructed from real facts
we deceive ourselves
Some things about the mind that are worth remembering:
The mind loves to tell stories.
The way you look at any particular set of facts is a story you create. It’s not the only possible story.
The system always seeks safety first. That leads us to remember negative events more than positive ones, and to consider negative interpretations more strongly than benign interpretations.
Doing so helps us prepare for the worst case scenario, so we can stay safe.
What you see is true. What you don’t see can also be true.
You don’t have to believe the negative story in your mind.