Bruce, IMO you are confusing the map for the reality. Yes, dreams, thoughts, emotions and all that are real. No one is arguing that. Yes your body and brain react to them, this too is real and measurable. The content of those things is not real. If I think and feel that the world is out to get me I can choose to react to that or not. However it doesn't mean the world is out to get me. One of the big things I have learned is that just because I think it doesn't make it true and emotions aren't facts.