Today, under the heading “I will focus on” in my journal, I noted:
Acknowledging that my feelings may be a poor guide to how things really are.
I’m often surprised at how strong and real my feelings are, but how they don’t align to a detached view of a given situation. Indeed, we don’t always see things as they are, we see things as we are.
It’s a life’s work to get better at rational assessment.