By practicing self-awareness and self-love through the principles of Love First, we begin to understand the importance of knowing the difference between facts, feelings, and fiction. Facts can be confirmed and are based on reality. Feelings, while they may be real, are usually a mixture of what is actually happening and our reaction to our experience, and if we are not careful, feelings can spin out of control and overwhelm us. Fiction is gossip, projection, lies that others tell us to manipulate our behavior. The key to living in the truth is to take the space to respond, not react, to have spent the time developing your core values which provides a strong foundation of self so you are able to tell the difference between fact, feelings, and fiction.
“Today I will choose fact over fiction and be gentle with my feelings.”