Logical thinking is our ability to form judgements through analysis rationally. To make informed decisions, we need to consider all evidence available to us, whether that is rational or empirical, to rigorously assess what decisions we should make.
Logical thinking is not just about our ability to rationally assess, and that image of the subject should not put you off. Other cognitive acts are required for effective logical technique, such as imagination, creativity and intuition. In this respect, we have to process information and develop understandings, rather than just act through learned facts or what we have seen.
People who are best at logical thinking are likely those who are interested. Being interested in the world around you and taking the initiative to think beyond yourself is highly useful in developing critical thinking skills. Mindfulness is an excellent method of producing such skills; they have further benefits beyond critical thinking. What’s not to love about mindfulness? In terms of logical thought, it always helps to question and ask yourself why things are how they are, attempting to see how events have influenced other events.
Why do we Avoid Thinking Logically?
Sometimes we would rather live in ignorance than admit the logical truth. If we have trauma or an ugly truth that we don’t want to admit, it can feel far harder to be rational. The process of overcoming such ignorance and accepting reality can be complex and requires in-depth self-work. Still, the process is rewarding when you find that you better understand what is accurate and get it. Meditation and mindfulness activities can be practical for enabling you to understand reality and a more suitable way to view reality. Despite the difficulty we may face, we must learn to evolve past our hardships and grow through self-development techniques.
Guided Meditation and Logical Thinking
The ability to widen the mind to new ideas is one of the most well-known and celebrated benefits of the mindful activity of guided meditation. Through distantly analysing thoughts, we gain the ability to further judge and question our own reasoning and develop a more positive mindset. As well as this, it allows us to rework our thought processes and gain better self-knowledge, as well as enhanced knowledge of the world around us.