Illusion as defined by the FreeDictionary.com means, “A perception, as of visual stimuli (optical illusion), that represents what is perceived in a way different from the way it is in reality.” This is the type of stuff you might see during a magic show. It involves sensory perception (per SandLotScience.com). While the FreeDictionary.com meaning for delusion reads, “Psychiatry, A false belief strongly held in spite of invalidating evidence, especially as a symptom of mental illness: delusions of persecution.” As communicated on SandLotScience.com, “Delusions are different from…illusions… They are beliefs, not perceptions. Like hallucinations, they tend to be found in people who are mentally ill. A person may have delusions of grandeur (believing that he or she is a very important or famous person) or delusions of persecution (believing someone or something is out to harm them) when the facts clearly do not support these beliefs.”
Your outer universe reflects your inner universe. Your thoughts, feelings and actions are extremely powerful. It is essential you analyze your deepest thoughts and feelings. Are you filtering all of the incoming signals/symbols and messages correctly or are you fooling yourself with illusive thoughts?
If you are living under the influence of false beliefs, you are setting yourself of for failure. This lack of reality is self-sabotaging.
It is necessary to question your self-talk and beliefs. Are your feet firmly planted on the ground in reality or are you living, philosophically, in an Alice in Wonderland world.
Illusions are tricks that manipulate perception and this is entertaining although delusions are not, this is something to take very seriously. If you or anyone you know is delusional, please reach out for help or help this individual to do the same. You can check out MindDisorders.com for more detail. You can also go to the United Way’s 211 website as a reference resource to get help.
The health of the psyche is essential to your wellbeing. Think of this as your power supply. Faulty connections create a malfunctioned structure or delusional thinking. It is more than okay to ask for help, it is essential.
Align your beliefs with the facts, this offers the healthiest filtering system!
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