We appeal to logic, reason, and argument to overcome what we judge to be lower instincts: emotions and feelings. But rationality devoid of emotions and feelings has created political and technological horrors throughout history. We can no longer tolerate a separation of the two.

Embedded in our feelings of joy, pain, and grief is our capacity to appreciate what is good and wise. From those deepest emotions we can glimpse (if we can see ourselves from afar) a groping for value. Despite its tools for analysis and dispassionate assessment, rationality cannot secure this good. Its description of what is good and right for us is often a flawed argument for power and control over our better intuition.

Reason can provide the detail for enriching our experience of nature and everyday life, just as details can be spiritualized and serve creative ends. But wisdom comes from the intersection of knowledge with our deepest intuitions. Our lives are best when we can enrich our feelings with order, and we can order our feelings with enrichment.