“Your soul is often times a battlefield, upon which your reason and your judgement wage war against your passion and your appetite. Your reason and your passion are the rudder and the sails of your seafaring soul; if either your sail or your rudder be broken, you can but toss and drift, or else be held at a stand still in mid seas. For reason, ruling alone, is a force confining; and passion, unattended, is a flame that burns to it’s own destruction. Therefore let your soul exalt your reason to the height of passion, that it may sing; and let it direct your passion with reason, that your passion may live through its own daily resurrection, and like the phoenix rise above its own ashes.”

Kahlil Gibran