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Notice feelings of discomfort and uncertainty, and stay with them. Get to know them. Get intimate with these feelings.
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We like to create detailed fantasies of how our lives are going to be. But when we expect our reality to match a fantasy but life turns out nothing like it, we feel disappointed.
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