Isn’t it challenging to wrap our heads around something as intangible as spirituality? I find that it works best to make sense of it all through logic and faith.

Randy Kleinman, an American lawyer and author, aims to bridge logic and spirituality in his book, “A Logical Approach to Spirituality.”

Who’s the author?

What I love about Randy is that he isn’t pretentious. Real and upfront, he’s just as human as any of us. Traversing this journey towards a higher sense of self and belonging.

“What makes this book different is that I’m (Randy is) just an ordinary peson. I’m not a spiritual guru… I am certainly not perfect. I, like you, am simply a student of this great planet.”

Nonetheless, he is quite remarkable. Randy lives in New York working as an attorney and adjunct professor at Fordham Law School.

Randy was raised Jewish as a child, but takes spirituality on from a secular and inclusive point of view. Sometimes even being critical of religion overall, as we should be once in a while. Otherwise we would still be stuck in the medieval era when religion once believed that the world was flat, when it clearly isn’t.

But the aim of the book is not to discredit spirituality or logic, but rather to bridge the segregating gap between science and religion.

Psychology and the collective unconscious  

In his book, Randy defines spirituality as a system of collective individuality. A means to experience our individuality, collectively. He references to Swiss psychologist Carl Jung for this concept on collective individuality.

The aim of the discourse is also to break down the divisive barriers between science and spirituality. The two are commonly seen as mutually exclusive, with a wall wedged in between them. But actually these walls can be torn down by finding strong commonalities, if we only dig deeper. 

One perspective that Randy kept echoing throughout his book is The Law of One. As a reader, this is my first time hearing about this, so I might need to dig deeper for the original source of the idea to check whether or not it is based in science or religion or a bit of both. But it essentially points to everything belonging to a single, unified source or a “collective unconscious.”   

Spirituality as energy

Another law and among my personal favorites from the natural sciences is physics Law of Thermodynamics. Randy also mentioned it quite often in his book. Take the first law for instance: that energy cannot be created nor destroyed. Our thoughts and consciousness can be seen as a form of energy, simply transforming/flowing around in the collective consiousness.

So we never really lose anything that’s a matter of energy, it either stays the same or transforms. It’s quite liberating, isn’t it?

Also, Randy said that “energy is conscious.” If you think about it, physical metal experiences stress as well, something you think that only living things would go through. It is quite unthinkable, but things often do behave in certain ways that often baffles even the brightest of scientists. Like the old saying goes: the more you know, the more you know that you don’t know. 

As you also might go on your inqusitive journey towards connecting logic with spirituality, what do you think? How do you connect logic and spirituality? Share and comment below. Spread the energy and let it flow from you to the rest of our collective unconscious.

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May Gordoncillo

May earned her BS and MA degrees in communication from the University of the Philippines (UP). She is currently pursuing her PhD. This aspiring doctor of philosophy now unleashes her creative prowess in Luscious Mind.