When you’re under stress, your contracted and fearful. Everything is black and white. You’re not intuitive; you’re instinctive. You can’t think outside the box.
Hari Kirin Khalsa
The quote is from an article in Yoga Journal about yoga and the creative process but it applies so well to life in general and aptly explains the de-evolution process that has been going on in the United States since 9/11. The country is fearful, contracted and stressed out.