The intellect understands through logic, whereas the heart understands through empathy.
Paralyzed with fear, Kathleen stopped suddenly in her tracks. The trail she was hiking with her husband, Zach, had come to an unexpected fork.
They were assured, back at the visitors center, that all trails would be clearly marked. For the most part, that proved to be true, but definitely not now.
Zach motioned to the right. “Let’s go this way,” he pressed.
Kathleen didn’t budge. “I just want to go back,” she said meekly.
“No, let’s keep going,” Zach insisted. “It’ll be alright.”
Kathleen—reduced to the emotional age of a six-year-old—started crying.
“I felt he wasn’t listening to me,” she said in our counseling session.