Robert Anton Wilson, You’re All Popes
From a synchronistic perspective, external events may actually be extensions of internal, motivating factors which, in turn, are linked to cosmic powers (archetypes) that are inherently intelligent and intentional.
Jung repeatedly observed that events in the outer world seemed to coincide meaningfully with inner psychic states. They were not necessarily causally related, but symbolically so; inner and outer events were isomorphic in that they had the same or similar quality. Jung concluded that the workings of archetypes could be discerned not only in subjective phenomena such as dreams and myths, but in objective phenomena as well. He was intrigued with the possibility that psyche merged with outer reality to form a unitary reality transcending the antithesis of subject and object.
Glitch Furniture by Ferruccio Laviani (not photoshopped)
There is a reality but we will never directly know it. All stress that we experience mentally constructed. We can never really know what’s behind the experience; all we can know is the experience itself (sights, sounds, thoughts, interpretations).
However things seem to you in any given moment is not how the world is. It’s how your mind is creating it. Every last detail of our stress is mind manufactured. Keeping and developing that perspective makes us much less reactive and much more able to deal with it.