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Osho

I first heard the term “No Mind” from the writings of Osho, my wife’s guru. He was the source of my realization that No Mind, meditation, pure awareness and life itself were all one and the same. Although I never had the privilege of meeting Osho in person, his words spoke to me in ways that still touch my heart and soul.

Years ago, however, Osho (or Baghwan Sri Rajneesh as he was called at the time) was inaccessible to me.   This was not his doing, but mine. At the time – in the late 1970’s and early 1980’s – I was involved in another meditation technique, and his teachings and meditations were considered “Brand X,” i.e., not as effective as “ours.”  Consequently I tuned him out as that superficial guy with all the Rolls Royces who led a ranch in Oregon.  Now I understand I was completely captured by my mental hallucinations . . . and my mind was doing what it knew best, i.e., separating ideas, and even meditations and gurus into “good, better and best.” 

My own journey towards personal transformation and “enlightenment” began in 1971 when I first learned Transcendental Meditation(tm). Shortly thereafter, in 1973, I traveled to Switzerland to become a TM instructor. At the time I was an ardent “seeker,” and convinced that TM was THE “path to enlightenment.”  Although the founder of TM, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, never made that claim, he certainly pushed TM . . . and I was glad to follow his lead.  Towards the end of my course, Maharishi spoke to our group of aspiring teachers and passed on his formula for success: “Take it easy. Take life as it comes.”At the time, I thought of it as a nice little saying, sort of like saying “Have a nice day!”

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Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

Years later, however, I came to understand the power of Maharishi’s simple statement.  After living a life of increasing complication, i.e., failed marriages, chiropractic degree, personal loss and failure in business and failed health, I always came back to meditation. I eased up on my mental/emotional accelerator and discovered that No Mind was always there . . . the loyal friend . . . waiting for me to come home.

It was Maharishi’s process of meditation, in fact, that formed the foundation of what I call the Logical Soul(R).  Both TM and The Logical Soul(R) are based on what Maharishi described as

“…the nature of life itself.  The nature of life – and the mind – is to go towards greater and greater happiness. And then… to transcend even that happiness to pure, unbounded awareness…”

I knew this to be true in my own life. Whenever I sat to meditate, the process of transcending began. Over the years I grew to rely on this “taste of the absolute” as the only constant in my life.

After I discovered the Logical Soul(R) process as a chiropractor, I soon found that its application far transcended chiropractic.  It was, in fact, something that is ideally suited for Life Coaches, the ones who brought LIFE to others…!  I then set out to create a training that allowed life coaches to use this approach and help to affect the lives of millions of people worldwide.

In the final article, I will describe the process of The Logical Soul(R) and how you can lead yourself and others as a life coach to life itself . . . the realm of No Mind.