– How I found freedom in an unfree world p.25
Not only do you feel; you think. Thinking is the conscious, deliberate, volitional attempt to perceive identities and utilize them. You can think to observe, to identify, to create, and to establish the conditions necessary for your happiness. Your thinking and action create conditions to which you respond emotionally.
You think in order to be able to feel happiness. Thinking is the means; feeling is the end. Your emotional responses tell you what things make you happy and unhappy.
But at the moments when you feel strong emotions such as hate, infatuation, anger, or excitement, your thinking is usually clouded. The Emotional Trap is the belief that you can make important decisions at such a time.
That’s the time when you’re least likely to recognize all the alternatives and consequences.”