I have something to say that may freak you out, doubt yourself or even make you scoff in disbelief.
Your Emotions are vivid, and yet not real.
What do you mean, not real? Aren’t my emotions real?
Short answer- No, my friend, they are not.
Yes, in fact, they are.
But they happen without the reasons we usually ascribe to them. I remember in grad school, I had a great professor who always liked to remind us, “Humans are great at knowing something painful is happening, and terrible at attributing the cause correctly!”.