I was not sure where else to put this thread. I have been seeing a counselor lately, who told me there are three kinds of "minds." EMOTION MIND: Self-explanatory. This is when you react emotionally. For example, lashing out when you feel insulted. RATIONAL MIND: Thinking analytically. No emotion. WISE MIND: The combination of the two. A few weeks after hearing this, I thought of a quote from Bruce Lee, in the Pierre Burton interview. He was talking about how a person's instinctive fighting ability is too "un-scientific," but on the other end he viewed martial arts training as turning you into a "mechanical man...no longer a human being." Then he went on to say how you are to combine "naturalness" and "unnaturalness" in harmony. Pierre Burton said, "Yin yang." And Bruce said, "You got it, baby." So you are taking that natural tendency (emotion mind) and tempering it with something unnatural (rational mind). In other words, you are teaching yourself new behaviors to replace old ones that might not have worked well for you. To me, this is very similar to cognitive behavior therapy. Now some people might think, "Well, I'm not very emotional. I am more analytical." Well, the same thing can be applied to that person too, except in their case the "natural" is being in rational mind all or most of the time. What is my point in all of this? I don't know really. I just thought it was a cool revelation, and yet another way I made a connection that shows how a person can apply what they learn in martial arts to all aspects of life.