How true it is. Our capacity to…
- be a rational actor in the moment
- be mindfully aware of our experience and the choices available to us
- be capable of choosing what is healthy, and good, and true despite discouraging thoughts and feelings
is the key to emotional, relational and spiritual health.
But those things are easier said than done. It’s one thing for St Paul to tell us to “hold every thought captive in obedience to Christ” and to develop our ability to “demolish every argument and pretension that sets itself against the Truth” (2Cor 10:5), it’s quite another thing to pull it off. What’s a faithful mental dragon-slayer to do?