Perception of the outer world is hugely coloured by our inner world. In fact, neurobiologically speaking, perception is always filtered through memory […]. So when interacting with our outer reality, we are constantly registering all events on an inner-world level. […] It is the inner world colouring that means that different people will register the same event very differently. That is why a very depressed child {or person} can be taken to the most beautiful place and still feel depressed. In his depression, his inner world is far stronger than his outer world reality. 

– Using Storytelling as a Therapeutic Tool, by Margot Sunderland

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