An interesting fact that I came across a number of years ago was that your brain does not actually know the difference between lived experience and imagined experience. Stated in another way: the neurological responses that the brain receives from lived experience and imagined/fantasy experience are exactly the same. Yet we have a multitude of people in the spectrum of our lives that always will tell us not to daydream. Yet it is this daydreaming and fantasy that is in actuality inducing a very positive effect for us. It is in fact this day dreaming that leads to the development of a positive self-image.
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