The emotion of fear ranges from a feeling of chronic unease or worry to anxiety about relationships to a full-blown panic attack. In the fear state, man loses his intelligence. He’s essentially feral.
Here it is, the hardest thing: Do what is necessary. Do not do what is not necessary.
Whereas intelligence is featureless, detached and not easy to discern, ignorance is blazingly obvious.
What we call ‘ego’ is a mind addicted to thinking. Does it need to be said that thinking about this addiction can only feed the addiction? A higher faculty than thought is required.
No doubt the mind is a powerful tool. So is an electric drill. Tools are for occasional use. We would surely view as deeply weird someone who walked around drilling all the time.