Over the week-end, we went to see Star Wars and were vastly entertained. When Hans Solo was killed, though, it took me a minute for it to register that it was only a movie, because I felt sadness and grief. I later thought how similar it feels when it seems my feelings are hurt, or disappointment surfaces when my plans are thwarted.
The experience I felt in the movie may feel exactly the same! But am I viewing an illusion?
The photo below looks like a reflection of a tree with leaves, when in reality, it is only Texas wild rice growing in the river and a tree on the bank with no leaves. Do you see the correlation as you view certain challenges that may appear real?