THE BLOG
03/24/2014 09:06 pm ET Updated May 24, 2014

The Illusion of Logic

We spend so much time trying to get everything just right and attempting to put pieces in all the right places. Our minds tell us that if we do A, B, and C, then a particular outcome will happen. In many instances, this is true.

However, think of the thing that keeps escaping you. You do everything in your power and still cannot yield the results you believe you deserve. You have logically approached the situation and can't understand why you fall short.

You might be asking yourself questions such as:

"I'm doing all the right things, so why am I not losing weight?"
"I've done all the preparatory work, so why isn't my business taking off?"
"I've done the inner work and feel ready for a relationship. Why can't I find my soul mate?"

Perhaps it's because you fail to acknowledge a missing part of your carefully crafted formula. Take a look at the world around you. There is organization everywhere: the pattern in the center of a sunflower, the rhythms of our solar system, our trillions of cells working in a concerted fashion to run our bodies, and so on.

Remember that there is an organizing power that has absolutely nothing to do with your efforts. Call that power by whatever name you feel comfortable with, but its ubiquity can't be denied.

All the strategizing in the world can never equal the ingenious nature of the universe. Strategy does not create quantum leaps. Strategy does not dictate synchronicity. Strategy has no access to the unknown. Strategy is linear.

Of course, we wish to use sound judgment when creating our day-to-day experiences. However, when we act as if our course of thought is the sole factor, we miss the opportunity for something greater.

We have to keep in mind that our logic is limiting because our vision is limited. Logic is a derivative of perspective. Believing that personal perspective is primary can be a detrimental stance. As a result, an adherence to rigid rationale leaves no room for infinite possibility.

Organizing power lives beyond such limitations. Its elevated level allows for its unrestricted view. Quite simply, the higher something is, the more it is able to see.

So remember that when you are using airtight logic to get what you want, poke a few holes in it to allow this other force to breathe. Allow the magic of the universe to weave its way through the fluid foundation you have built. Remain flexible as to how things are "supposed to" happen. There's something bigger at play. Leave space for that universal assistance.

Are you leaving space?

What are the areas of your life where you tend to exert too much control? Do you believe that an organizing force exists? If so, do you trust it to address your concerns?

Remember, universal wisdom is beyond your idea of logic.