Idea 11: The whole person thinks
Thought is not a trick, or an exercise, or a set of dodges.
Thought is a man in his wholeness wholly attending.
D.H. Lawrence, author of Sons and Lovers
Thinking is often contrasted with emotion or feeling. In reality the mind is one, it contains both elements. It is not surprising, therefore, that there is a complex relationship between thinking and emotion.
Emotion, along with motive, concerns things that move us. Emotion is the partly mental, partly physical response of being stirred up by someone or something. Physical danger or threat produces a stirring of emotion: strong feelings of fear and physiological changes that prepare your body for immediate, vigorous action. If prolonged, such experiences may add ...