What we think is going on isn’t what’s really going on. Our thoughts are not real but we react as if they were.
To quote William Shakespeare, “There is nothing good or bad but thinking makes it so”.
We can choose to think a person is good or bad, kind or unkind, powerful or powerless. It’s all just thought, but we will react differently according to what we make up. True freedom comes from seeing through the illusion we’ve created and knowing that’s not who we are.