This week I am revisiting some articles I wrote sometime ago.
Revisited – Vulcan Logic vs. The Secret
While watching a Star Trek movie the other day I heard Spock say one of his Vulcan logical statements: “If you remove the impossible, what remains – even improbable, must then be the truth.” When you look at the statement it truly makes sense. This Vulcan philosophy presents a good logical explanation which can be applied to mostly any situation. In our minds there is always a definition for what we consider impossible to be or to accomplish, and for every person this is different, given their current status, beliefs, cultural background, and financial/social position. Therefore, everyone defines the impossible in their own way. This presents a curious question: what is truth for each one of us? If we define the impossible in a unique perspective to our present situation, then by the same thinking process we must define truth in the same way. According to Vulcan philosophy, “what remains must then be the truth” – when we eliminate the impossible – even if it is improbable. This match of the Vulcan philosophy with our human way of defining the truth according to our own unique experience presents another interesting predicament: logic vs. faith.
As humans we tend to have faith, to believe in the impossible or the improbable. We put our faith in God, The Divine, and even in ourselves. Atheists will put their faith in themselves or in some cases, science – for the sake of argument. Most of us are familiar with The Ancient Law of Attraction, made known most recently by Rhonda Byrne and her bestseller “The Secret.” According to this law, you can attract anything that you desire – positive or negative – to your life. What you think, believe, speak and focus on, that is what you will attract. It will materialize into your life because you are sending those vibrations back into the Universe; therefore, the Universe will respond back to you according to the energy sent. So if you are a negative and fearful person you will encounter negative and unpleasant situations in your life. The opposite is true if you are a positive person. In simple words, it means, “what goes around comes around” – you get the idea. According to the law of attraction EVERYTHING is possible. This is an opposite view to the Vulcan philosophy and our human nature. The Vulcan belief recognizes the impossible (we do to), the Secret philosophy or Law of attraction recognizes that anything and everything is possible.
We can do a reconciliation of this huge gap in beliefs by using the element of Faith to build a bridge. Faith can be defined as the belief and certainty of what has not yet become. By believing the impossible or the improbable to become true we are refuting Vulcan philosophy and human nature and accepting the law of attraction. However if our faith is based on a negative perspective, then the impossible becomes reality.
Therefore, Logic, Human Nature, Faith, or Law of Attraction it is all up to you – what we may call Free Will – but that is another article.