The Logical Soul: A New Paradigm


Abraham Maslow (1908-1970)

Abraham Maslow (1908-1970)

The Logical Soul ™ represents a new paradigm – or world view – about the way we look at our so-called “subconscious mind,” the field of motivation, and the way we transform ourselves from survival-based human beings needing therapy to what Abraham Maslow called “self-actualized” humans.

Maslow said that the level of needs of an individual governed their outward motivation.  For someone who did not have all his or her survival needs met, this is where they would remain . . . and act towards the world and others in a manner that reflected this inner need.

With the Logical Soul (tm), un-met survival needs are found, accessed, and changed, such that individual human evolution can take place more quickly and effortlessly. While this technique fills a very great need and its results are astounding, however, its widespread use may take a while to become established.

The reason?  Established paradigms will not allow it to spread too quickly, if at all.  A paradigm – or world view – when accepted by most members of a population, tend to become entrenched in that same population, and remains entrenched until usurped by another.

For illustration of this phenomenon,  let’s look at what happened to Swiss watches . . .

For centuries, the Swiss had a corner on the watch-making industry and market.   “Swiss-made” was synonymous with quality watch-making, and  no one outside of Switzerland dared to challenge those craftsmen . . . until someone did.

Sometime around the mid-1900s’ a technology called “digital timekeeping” became possible.  It was only logical, therefore, that the Swiss should capture and utilize this rising technology because, after all, they were the captains of that industry!

That’s not what happened.  The Swiss craftsmen could see no value in digital watches, and expressed disdain for anything that didn’t have little gears and a clock face – their field of expertise.

The problem was that digital watches were here to stay.  They kept better time, had fewer working parts, and came at a much lower cost.  The Swiss, unaware that a fundamental change had just taken place, ignored the chance to capitalize on this change.  Instead, the Japanese captured it and never looked back.

Today, even quality watches are digital, and Swiss watches are more of a novelty than a necessity.  The watch industry there never quite recovered from the paradigm shift that invaded their little hamlets.

Like that, the Logical Soul ™ is based on a different paradigm (“holistic”) rather than the existing – and dominant – “medical model” followed by most doctors and therapists.  Consequently, it will require more effort to educate people over time of the excellent and far-reaching benefits.

The “holistic model” of care and self-actualization, however, requires a bit of education – and most people tend to accept the norm rather than expend effort to learn a new approach.

The shift, however, is taking place.  It is only a matter of time before there is a paradigm shift in the population and alternatives become mainstream.

In future posts I will explore the rise and fall of the medical model and other paradigms, and how their dominance affects not only your health care costs, but all aspects that are connected to it, like politics.

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