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How can we use logic as a tool and not as our basis for grasping reality?

Updated: May 17, 2022

In the last article we became aware of the daily use of a certain logic, used by most of us.


We take for granted our ability to express ourselves, to discuss, to exchange...


We rarely think of questioning our thought system.


Thus, we consider our logic to be true.


It may happen that we question the content of what we say, but more rarely the way we think, the assumptions on which our thoughts are based.


To put yourself in context, read the article: Is really how you think that logical ?


Now that light has been shed on this, I propose that we look at how to choose a logic of thought.


Logic is a tool and not a representation or a translation of reality.


But, how do you choose your logic?


When we choose a tool, we expect it to serve us for a specific purpose.


For example, I can choose a tool that cultivates Peace, Love and Joy, primary qualities.


However, there is no rush.


First of all, it is a question of observing how our current logic serves us.


We are going to look at patterns of thought that we use the most, that we identify with the most.


We observe their limits.


Then, whatever logic chooses (I insist on "chooses"), we must make sure that we have consciously made our choice. So that we are not a victim of it and do not consider it to be Truth. It will be both true and false, neither true nor false etc.


As we mentioned in the previous article, truth or reality exists beyond words. It does not depend on the existence of thought.



Thus, logic is a tool used to communicate, express ourselves, and serve our life aspirations.


We want to ensure that it works FOR US and not AGAINST US.


Logic should contribute to a quality of life, that is to say, to bring us as close as possible to the present moment.


The more a logic directs our attention towards the mind, on purely intellectual reflections, the more it is useless in our search for ease with ourselves and life.

At best a logic is essentially used to express what we observe by ourselves (by observation is understood: perceiving without passing through the filter of the mind).


When we exchange on subjects such as economics, science, politics or other subjects, without any concrete observation (again, "concrete observation" means observing without going through the mind) without any quality of presence on our part, we tend to react with emotions and fears (consciously or not and with identification). But above all we are completely disconnected from life as it is.


Observing, without a filter of thoughts, manifests itself by a detachment from...all concepts, but especially from the idea of a past, present and future.


The affirmations or reflections that one can have on these subjects rarely have a concrete basis. They are pure reflections, pure thoughts. In self exploration we even talk about illusion and imagination.


This perspective must be difficult to conceive or to grasp if we have not taken the time to contemplate, to meditate.


In order to explore everything well, we should detail and explain several mechanisms (creation of beliefs, perceiving through thoughts, what is and what is thought, the role of attention etc.).


Finally, it is likely that we are not aware of other logics than those we use in our daily lives.


If you have read the blog articles and are interested in the teachings around self-exploration, you have probably at least tasted some new perspectives.


More specifically, you have discovered and cultivated a logic that deconstructs identification with and attachment to thoughts (ideally).


If this is not the case, being curious about everything that has been said is already great.


I wish you that your chosen or tested perspectives will bring you closer to peace, love and joy,

Let them take you beyond words, beyond thoughts,

Closer to freedom,

Let them cultivate creativity, sharing, openness, beauty.


Lifexploratrice


- Marie Mazeau certified teacher. Guiding with gentleness, mindfulness and Joy in Paris and internationally online.

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