The Mind of Jason

Wizard’s Third & Sixth Rules

by on Jul.09, 2012, under Uncategorized

Wizard’s Third Rule
Chapter 43, Page #360 US Hard Cover
“Passion rules reason.”

Wizard’s Sixth Rule
Chapter 41, Page #319 US Hard Cover
“The most important rule there is, the Wizard’s Sixth Rule: the only sovereign you can allow to rule you is reason.”

Well these two go together. First, we are saying that passion rules reason, then we say that we can only let reason rule us. What it boils down to is that often our passions our emotions take control of us, but that in the end we have to resist that and think clearly and make decision based on logic and reason. This is especially true for the most important decisions in our lives. When we make decisions based on emotions and feelings, we a lot of times we make poor choices.

There are of course times we can get away with and maybe even should make decisions based on our feelings, but they are few and far between at best. Decisions and actions made and taken because of passions so often cause hurt and heartache. When we are talking about things done during anger the pain is instant. One or both parties suffer from the pure rage, things are said and done that are later regretted, and once something is said it can never be unsaid. It can never be unheard. Those words haunt us for a long time, they can haunt us the rest of our lives. Every time we hear those words in our hearts it reopens the wound. When we make decisions based on intense positive feelings and only based on them, we risk hurt when the feelings come back to a more baseline state.

This does not mean we should ignore our feelings, just that we need to be mindful of them and think things through to make sure we aren’t making decisions just on passion. Passion is a great thing, but it can also be a very dangerous thing. At times it is very hard for a person to be mindful of their feelings. There are times when our mind works against us, when we can’t see past our emotions because our minds tell us something that isn’t real is real, or they tell us that something that may be real is a lot more intense that it is in reality.

We can so often be our own worst enemies. It can be very hard to be mindful of our feelings, but it is something we need to do.

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