True free will occurs when reason shapes our identity and worldview, and we play within the safe confines of its rules, while the illusion of free will occurs when our identity and worldview dictates our reasoning, and we play outside the safe confines of logic. In the illusion of free will, we get to make up the rules of logic as we go, and we don’t have to feel enslaved by its pesky rules, or feel enslaved by the truth when we’re presented with it. In this illusion, we let our feelings dictate the truth, rather than allowing our feelings to point out our errors in logic, so that we can correct them, and further align with reason. The illusion of free will always ends up with people eating a reality sandwich though, as you cannot skirt around logic (causality) forever, for as they say “karma (Sanskrit for causality) is a bitch”. As Jesus also stated, you cannot expect a house built on a sandy beach to last, it must be built on a solid foundation. Logic, reason, and empathy, which produces understanding, is the only foundation worth building our identities and worldviews upon—everything else will perish.
Reason & Free Will
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I'm a Logocentric philosopher who has created an integrative methodology called the Unity Process, which combines Natural Law, the Trivium Method, Socratic Questioning, Jungian shadow work, and Meridian Tapping—into an easy to use system that allows people to process their emotional upsets, work through trauma, correct poor thinking, discover meaning, set healthy boundaries, and refine their viewpoints. We practice it together in our groups, and in our individual sessions. View all posts by Nathan »