Is the detachment from thought and feeling reducing us to something less than human? Making us "like the animals"? First it does seem that a reduction to the simplicity of the physical being is an essential aspect of awareness and connectedness. In detaching from emotion and thought we are not denying their existence but simply giving primacy to something else - the heart and the will. We must not be afraid to go this route in the fear that we become less than human. We are merely setting love in order -giving the heart and will their rightful central place.