"I think if I can see this in context, i.e. understand fully what's going on, then I can experience this without it overwhelming me and my perception." That, my friend, is the key to many emotional issues. It is very difficult to maintain context/perspective, but that's the key. This is not a new insight. Men have been struggling to reconcile their conscious/unconscious minds, their rational/instinctive natures, for hundreds, if not thousands of years. It's not new, but at the same time it is new. Each human has to go through this process, I am convinced. For some, it is easy and not even noticeable. For others, myself included, it is harder and, at times, requires conscious effort. Onward!