It's really important to understand the difference between reality and our perceptions. We often confuse perception for reality. After all our thoughts and feelings (experience) feel incredibly real to us so it’s not surprising that we consider them for truth. Yet often the lens we are looking through is compromised in some way...
There are (at least) 3 factors that can influence our perceptions: experience, motivational state and emotional state. In different motivational or emotional states, we will react to or perceive something in different ways. Also in different situations we may tend to "see what we want to see".
We all get caught up in our stories at some stage in life (or even for all of it!). Most of us think we are our stories. It’s when those stories take on a life of their own, and that life isn’t the one we want, that things start to go rapidly downhill.
So I urge you to spend some time in seeing perception versus reality, getting a sense of where you get caught in non-reality.
Why would you want to do that? Well as Yeats says “The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.”
Craniosacral sessions are available with Ri in Bristol, Cirencester and Cherington.