You've trained yourself to face reality.
You've trained yourself to tell the truth.
You've trained yourself to tell it like it is.
So in the beginning, fantasizing a new reality
feels a little inappropriate,
because it's like you're fooling yourself.
Sometimes people will say,
"Well, isn't this just denial?"
And we say, "We hope so!"
We hope that you are denying
the absence that you do not want.
And we hope that you are embracing
the presence of what you do.
But somehow the idea of denial
has become a dirty word to you;
like it is virtuous to face the reality
of the horror of your own lives.
And we would be ignoring anything
that did not please us.
We would get our eyes on what feels good.
Having an optimistic attitude
and focusing on success,
one attracts these,
while having a cynical,
attracts negative experiences.