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The Perils of Magical Thinking

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  1. Colleen says:

    I can certainly relate to all of your examples. I finally learned that giving everything meant that I was left with nothing. I also learned that when I do give, it should be to someone who will cherish the gift rather than toss it away as if it is of no importance. I have been divorced for decades but reading this list was a great reminder to be ever vigilant to listen to what my heart speaks rather then be swept up in a fantasy my ear’s are believing.

  2. isra7726 says:

    I could relate completely to your last point. My story is different & does not include debt & infidelity. So the rest were not applicable. But it did give me an idea & yes helped me in some way. Thank you for this lovely eye opener!

  3. LAnthony says:

    What strikes me is the degree to which fear contributes to this phenomenon. Acceptance of the delusion that personifies magical thinking forces us to wonder if we will suffer the worst consequence of our resultant reality. Could we be propelled into a false hope in order to keep from having to face what manifests as a loss of innocence? I believe that when we defeat such fears we find the valid hope based on the recognition that there is an attainable solution that is more beneficial than the fantasy we have created.

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