I am struck by the fact that we regard thinking as an activity which can (and should) only destroy. It is thinking that has destroyed the unconscious and spontaneous spirituality of our childhood, and of earlier cultural epochs. So thinking is clearly powerful... yet we deny the validity of thinking when it is used to cure the ills of modernity.
We assume that if something good needs thinking-about, then it is not really-real but only a kind of delusion of 'wishful' thinking. We assume that a Life cannot be built from thinking, that thinking is strong enough to destroy, but too weak to be a foundation of good living.
Of course, thinking can be and is manipulated all the time (but so is feeling, even more so!)
I now understand better that truth comes to us in thinking in a way that deliberately and necessarily does not 'overwhelm' us.
After all, is God overwhelmed by His feelings? Surely not! God is free; and so should we be.
Read the whole thing (including a reappraisal of my reaction to Brexit) at Albion Awakening.