Destroy Logic and Reasoning in Your Life.

 

We all yearn to be part of something significant. It could be a meaningful relationship, where looking into another persons eyes leaves you feeling vulnerable, but also stronger from within; it might be a profession where we’re able to empower those around us, and use our talents to make a difference.
Unfortunately, as humans in society, we compartmentalize everything into succinct boxes of logic and reasoning. By doing this, we can comfort and calmly reassure ourselves through explanations.

Most of us find ourselves in jobs where our roles and responsibilities fit our skill set; the job is comfortable and we’re capable of excelling in our position. Although this provides us some relief, we may become irritated over time when we discover a disconnect between the role and reality. In our jobs, we have a tendency to become part of  list, seen as a unit of productivity. It’s not about who we are, but what we do, and our passion slowly diminishes. Our potential for creativity is suppressed, because we focus on our obligations instead of branching out.  We lose ourselves in the job, only working to meet requirements of our employer, and find ourselves yearning for something different. We crave something fulfilling, and something that feels real.

The concept is similiar in our personal relationships. We want to love and be loved, and we want to have a friend who we can share with and trust. We subconsciously define the necessities required for a partner that will make us fulfilled and happy, based on reason and society’s concept of logic; we use semi-stereotypes and classifications to satisfy ourselves.
It’s through these habits, that we limit ourselves. Although my background is scientifically strong, I believe that science in itself, is a limiting box. The best discoveries in life and science were made either through instincts that have taken a person outside of the norm (when someone placed no prejudice on what they were seeing and simply observed) or serendipitously.
What if we looked at life, relationships and professions in an open ended manner? What if we lived our lives without checklists or justifications to surprises? We shouldn’t try to find the answers or truths, but create new and redefined personas through our life. We should look at all aspects of our life as a chance for progression; if we choose to confine ourselves to our daily obligations, then we’re affirming the restrictions place upon us. When we extend ourselves beyond limitations assigned to us, we uncover our truest passions and ultimate abilities. For our relationships, careers, and personal ventures – fight forward instead of fighting back, and instead of fighting for what is yours, fight for shared fulfillment and the right solutions.
Challenge yourself to understand without prejudice and the need to define things.  Instinct is something that is inexplicable; hone your instinct by avoiding the need to dwell on the past. Let’s learn from our mistakes, move forward, and experience all that life has to offer.
Find a calling and a mate that supports destroying the box of logic and reason and you’ll find the escape in life that you were waiting for.

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About Chris Tse

I’m a scientist turned owner of Blitz Conditioning, a Fitness Columnist at CBC Radio on Thursdays at 8:20 am, and owner of Tse Social Strategy. Follow me on Twitter or Read my full bio.

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