There are many times that logic and emotion seem diametrically opposed. And yet, they do both exist in everyone. But the balance and conflict between these concepts can be surreal at times.
First, a necessary clarification. Logic, in this particular example, is thought and reason without emotion. This includes the performance of any number of actions, tangible or otherwise, with no emotional entanglements.
To super-simplify this, the root of the issue is heart versus head.
I know a number of people who lead with their emotions. Ergo, their actions are generally led first by emotion, then by reason. They feel everything; sometimes for good, sometimes for ill.
Others, like me, tend to think first and emote later, if at all. The head leads, thoughts and reason taking the forefront, and then, maybe, emotion. We think everything; sometimes for good, sometimes for ill.
Thinkers versus feelers. Head versus heart. For a lot of people, these are a balanced equation. For others, though, there is an obvious and definite dominance.
Finding balance between these can be majorly challenging.
What does this have to do with anything? If logic is thought and emotion is feeling, then they each make up a third of the mathematical equation of conscious reality creation.
How’s that work? Thought plus feeling plus intentional action equals manifestation. Or, alternatively, reality consciously created.
The reason why this matters is this: As I analyze how I have at times successfully used conscious reality creation to achieve what I desired, yet stumbled at other times, the same issues come up.
The conclusion I reach is that there is an imbalance in the equation. Since intentional action is borne of through and feeling, I presume the problem is in the thought and feeling aspects.
Logic and emotion (thought and feeling) out-of-balance
My mind just does not shut up. I mean, on and on and on, my mind is always racing.
Logically, I know this is how it is for everyone. This is all well-and-good until my mind is constantly doubting, second-guessing, and otherwise impeding progress.
I am, first and foremost, a thinker. I’m really good at logic, reason, and striving for understanding.
Because the necessary equation for manifestation is thought, then feeling, then intentional action, when I look back at my known successes it’s clear what happened. For example, my recovery from being hit by the car all those years ago.
When the doctors said it would take me one to three YEARS to walk again, and that I may never totally recover (and may never fence again,) I heard them out. But I didn’t just accept their prognosis.
I fought every step of the way. I saw myself recovering fully. I would be back on my feet and healed as though I was never severely injured, period. No other option, this was my thought, this was my feeling, and all my actions moved with this intent.
I stood my own two-feet seven months later, and unless I show you my impressive scar collection you’d never know I was so badly hurt.
Yes, logically I know I had incredible doctors, the best possible care, and my overall constitution and resilience. Yet I am completely certain it was my desire to consciously create reality, to restore myself beyond what the doctors said I should, that drove my healing.
How do I get logic and emotion in balance?
This is a powerful example of how I have manifested the life I desired working with thought, feeling, and intentional action to consciously create reality. There have been other times that I have succeeded at this, but none illuminate the potential of this so brightly.
How come I find a lack of balance so frequently? Because I get caught up in the thought aspect. I know what it is I desire to create. The thought is there. Next, I have to apply feeling.
This is where I run into my first problem. How do I feel the positive feeling required for manifestation, without any accompanying doubt? The tiny voice in my head, often logic or reason, sabotages the necessary feeling. I have the thought, I know what the feeling should be to accompany it in order to move on to intentional action…but I can’t fully feel the emotion I need.
Manifesting reality requires commitment. When it was my healing, no doubt stood in the way of my feeling. Logic and emotion worked together because I was firmly, totally, unwaveringly convinced that complete healing was the only possible outcome. Nothing could shake me.
The thought is relatively easy in that. It is the unwavering commitment, the unshakable feeling necessary to drive intentional action in order to generate manifestation that trips me up. I know how I should feel. But I cannot totally commit to the feeling. I have doubt, I second guess. Reason hamstrings emotion.
Logic and emotion can coexist. I have done it before. It can be done again. The matter at hand is, how do I remove doubt from my feeling?
Is mindfulness the bridge between logic and emotion?
It is this question I need to put my focus on when I meditate. I have found that the daily practice of meditation makes me feel better, stronger, more centered and grounded. I frequently find the quieting of my mind that comes of meditation helps me.
Ergo, I am taking intentional actions in order to better balance logic and emotion.
The other thing I am working on is being more present in the here-and-now. The best way to do that is to be more mindful.
The practice of mindfulness involves becoming aware of thought, feeling, and action in the now. That, in turn, opens you up to being more attuned to your head and your heart, which then empowers you to influence, alter, change, and control your headspace.
Mindfulness is the place where both logic and emotion coexist. When you practice being mindful you can create the balance necessary for manifestation. This can open many doors to many possibilities.
Do you think logic and emotion can coexist?
You are worthy and deserving of using your mindfulness to find and/or create the reality in which you desire to live. When all is said and done you matter, do both logic and emotion.