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Weekly MIndfulness support - Fake News

Hello and welcome to this glorious Friday, March 27, 2020! This is a rare and precious day that will never come again.

We are being fed so much Fake News it’s hard to know who to believe and what to do! With all the many differing opinions about any given topic, who can we trust? One news source says this, another news source says that. It’s so confusing.

But the media Fake News is not what I’m concerned about, nor is it what I’m writing about today. I’m more concerned about the Fake News that’s continually (re)circulating in our very own mind. Yes, I’m talking about all the stories that we tell ourselves that seem so compelling that we believe it to be an accurate assessment of reality!

One of the biggest problems that we face today is that we tend to believe everything we think – “I think it, therefore it’s true.” And why wouldn’t we believe the thoughts and stories flowing through our mind? Our mind tells us that we have all the confirmation we need. We have supporting evidence from direct experience.