Michael E. Raynor

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Learning something that is both new and true seems to be extraordinarily difficult only when it is extraordinarily important.
[…] In the words of one commentator, our rational mind is a mouse riding, and attempting to steer, the elephant that is our emotions. Since that elephant, even when entirely even-tempered, can wreak havoc with our rational intent, we must—at the risk of getting all new age-y—be far more in touch with our emotions than most of us typically are, and in every facet of our lives. To borrow and adapt a phrase, we are not rational beings having an emotional experience but, rather, emotional beings having a rational experience. Unless and until we accept and embrace that fact, we will be unwitting slaves to invisible passions, unable to expand the very horizons we most dearly wish to see beyond.

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