I have spoken and blogged on this topic many times in the past, but when visiting Dr. Matt’s chiropractic office in San Rafael recently, I saw this quote on the wall that relates nicely:
“The intuitive mind is a sacred gift.
The rational mind is a faithful servant.
We have created a society that honors the servant
And has forgotten the gift.”
– Albert Einstein
The transcendental level of our being (the level of unity with everything) is the foundation of the most refined feeling level. The fine feeling level is the foundation of reason. Reason is the foundation of the rational mind. The intuitive mind (that Einstein speaks of) is the composite of the Transcendental, fine feeling, and reason.
So thoughts are ideally servants of our deepest inner Being, fully integrated and in harmony with that place where we are one with all of nature.
When thoughts are not integrated with the transcendental level they can be justified with the intellect but their foundation is weak and unstable. The intellect is a great servant, but a poor master.
You may also be interested in my related LinkedIn article:
“Reason, Will, or Emotion? A Tool for Understanding How People Function”