Who can you trust anymore? The older folks will reminisce about "back in the day" when major news networks and newspaper journalists were objective truth seekers (I wonder if this was ever really the case), minimizing their bias as much as they could muster, triple checking their information without Wikipedia, and guided by an honest commitment to reporting the facts - not an ideology. As it dawns more and more on the news reliant public that such reporting is not quite the standard anymore - every
A similar phenomenon is unfolding for those of us who are learning about the 3 Principles Paradigm. We had become accustomed to attributing our emotions, good or bad, as being reliable reporters about the world around us. We used to righteously exclaim "Anybody in my situation would feel this way!" or "My trauma from the past has ruined my life" or "I know already this event will be uncomfortable, but I'll muster through it."
It's beginning to dawn on us more and more, that the world around us, our past experiences or our genetics or even ourselves do not have the power to create or determine how we specifically emote in each moment. Instead of relying on our emotions as trusted reporters about who we are, the condition of the world or as predictors about what we will soon feel, we are beginning to see that our emotions are really reliable for only one thing - they are perfectly indicating the kind of thinking we are putting into the Power of Thought at this very moment in time.
This is not to say we are advocating that you think better thoughts or ignore your thinking (only Torah can guide us with that). Instead, we are just revealing that what was once trusted as a reliable reporter about the world - isn't! Our emotions are only exactly reporting what is momentarily being generated via an independent, emotion-creating source - and nothing more.
How you choose to act in life, whether to flee from danger, proceed with a divorce, complete a business deal, or whatever you do, will always be engaged in more wisely, when it is clear to you, your emotions are coming from somewhere other than this world.