This is a quote from the book "The Virtue Of Selfishness" by Ayn Rand
...ove reality, that one must never permit oneself contradictions — that one must never attempt to subvert or sabotage the proper function of consciousness.
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The proper function of c
onsciousness is: perception, cognition, and the control of action.
An unobstructed consciousness, an integrated consciousness, a thinking consciousness, is a healthy consciousness.
A blocked consciousness, an evading consciousness, a consciousness tom by conflict and divided against itself, a consciousness disintegrated by fear or immobilized by depression, a consciousnes...