Idea 2: The mind at work
A picture is worth a thousand words.
When you are thinking to some purpose there are three principal mental functions at work:
Analyzing – resolving wholes into their constituent parts
Synthesizing – building wholes out of their different elements
Valuing – judging or appraising on scales of relative worth
These activities take place on various levels of the mind. Sometimes they submerge like a submarine into the depth mind (the unconscious) and resurface later on.
We think as whole persons, not as disembodied minds. Therefore emotion or feeling is ever present, waiting in the wings. It plays a positive ...