How Logical Soul® Got Its Start…
I am constantly pointing out that the Logical Soul® technique harnesses the “nature of the mind to go to greater fields of happiness” by demonstrating how this works using the feedback of statements and muscle testing.
But I must give credit where credit is due; I wasn’t the first to say this. I was taught the profound meaning of this statement under the tutelage of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi (1918-2008) many years ago when I became a teacher of his technique – Transcendental Meditation® or TM® – back in 1973.
I first started TM® back in 1971 as a college student, and still meditate today. It has added untold richness to my life, and I can’t imagine what my life would have been like without it . . . I may not have even survived!
During the more than ten years I was involved with Maharishi’s worldwide movement, I often repeated the phrase he used to describe the process, i.e., that the mind is automatically drawn to greater and greater fields of happiness on its way to the ultimate happiness: the field of pure bliss.
Through the process of my following that one seed idea and developing it to its logical conclusion, the Logical Soul® Program was born. By experiencing a powerful sequence of events and miracles, I could no longer deny the connection – that TM® and Logical Soul® shared a common ancestry – the nature of the mind itself!
I still meditate, and encourage all humans to do the same, mainly for the purpose of powerfully directing the mind with little or no effort towards that field of bliss. But I have also found that the Logical Soul® can act as a powerful method to laser-target what Maharishi calls “the inward stroke of the mind” towards that bliss by simply starting with ones own beliefs and thought processes.
By following a fear of heights (for example) inward towards an experience of the grandfather or ancestor, one can overcome this fear in minutes, and immediately release the same endorphins associated with bliss that are present during transcending in meditation! Following a thought to its source can be done automatically and generally – such as in TM® – or consciously and specifically, as is the method using the Logical Soul®.
Here is a 1968 clip by Maharishi that explains the very simple but profound truth about the mind, and why TM® and Logical Soul® are both natural ways to harness this truth: