This is Part 1 of a 6-Part Series on “Intuition as an Operating System,” what we call The Second Paradigm.
But in order to make sense of any of this, we have to first start with...
What Everyone Else is Doing.
“You’re on your deathbed looking back at your life, thinking back on your biggest regrets...”
We’ve all heard the same story dozens of times.
We’re stuck on a never ending treadmill of work, chasing money that we already know won’t make us any happier.
We’re trying the new diet, the new emotional optimization hack, the new business strategy to 10x our side gig and quit our day job.
But we all know where this story ends.
Every experience we’ve ever had of chasing a material or emotional desire always led to this odd, hollow disappointment.
Which is why, we go to conferences or watch inspirational YouTube videos telling us to imagine the day we die, to motivate us to try something new.
But why don’t we actually do anything different?
Not just buy a new treadmill and call it a day. No, something really different.
Really, what’s stopping us?
If you look close enough, the answer is annoyingly simple: “We don’t think we can.”
So, now what?
Well, now we go deeper.
We live in a world of logic—and though it’s helped us to create the very world we live in, that logic is limited.
Everything we’ve ever experienced is carefully catalogued in this massive brain of ours, and we make rational, practical, decisions based on our lifetime of experience.
Our life is logical.
But our logic is limited, because that experience is limited.
We’ve never seen ourselves do or be anything outside of this path that’s been laid out for us. We grow up, go to school, get a job, work for money, strive for happiness—and when we imagine doing anything else at all, all we see is...
Our brain sees that different uncertain future, runs it against our lifetime of experience, and comes up short. “I don’t have that on file. And since I don’t have that on file, let’s just assume it’s...
In LogicOS, anything outside of our experience is uncertainty, and uncertainty is certain doom.
We don’t do anything different with our lives because our logic can only see those big deathbed changing leaps as certain doom.
Here’s the hard part, and the weird part:
Even our future is uncertain.
We all have a fog of uncertainty, somewhere out in the distance.
It may be a few days when that next bill comes due. Or it might be a few years into the future when that rift in a marriage might just finally tear it apart.
We’re not just scared of the big leaps. We’re scared of tomorrow.
What we’re already doing here—LogicOS—is looking for certainty, to push off that lingering feeling of certain doom.
It’s not like we’ve ever actually been there before, to this certain doom. We’ve always found a way to get by. It might not have been what we imagined or wanted, but we always found a way.
Still, even when we do find a way forward, that certain doom just moves a few months, weeks, or days out into the future.
And then, we get back to figuring out how to escape its grips, once again.
That treadmill is more than just “something we do here.” It’s a big game we play with ourselves—with LogicOS—to learn more, be more, do more, have more, to move that feeling of certain doom just a bit further down the line.
For some of us though, that game ends when that one fateful day hits us across the head.
David: "My mom passed away in 2011, and I was never the same."
Miriam: "My mom had a stroke in 2011, and it changed everything."
Calamity strikes, and that deathbed isn’t just some metaphor we heard someone share on some stage.
Suddenly, it’s real.
We’re thrown off the treadmill, face-flat on the ground, and we realize that there’s no escaping uncertainty.
After what’s so often months, with detached glared over eyes, we’re left with that big mid-life crisis feeling:
“There has to be something more to life than this.”
This is the space where logic becomes useless. When calamity strikes, our logic has no experience to reference— LogicOS has no answers for us.
Suddenly, “It’s just what we do here,” isn’t a good enough reason to keep going.
If life really can’t be controlled, what am I even doing?
Isn’t there something more to this life than ensuring my safety and escaping certain doom?
To find the answer, we have to be willing to go head first into the big mysteries of life.
And we have to realize that asking these big questions doesn’t make you crazy, it just makes you... brave.
Now, before you think you’ve heard this all before, we’re not here to talk about some big secret that has to be discovered and unlocked with decades of spiritual training.
Everything we’re about to share already exists in your experience today, no matter who you are or what you’ve been doing in this life.
You won’t find what we’re about to share under #spirituality on social media. Often, what we find there is just more things to do to feel better, be a good person, and get ahead.
No, this is something different.
There’s nothing more you have to do, to learn, to strive for, or to figure out. This is profoundly simple.
It’s all already here, right within your experience.
But just because it’s simple, doesn’t mean it’s anything short of a miracle.
Where this journey goes is into a new human operating system that’s far more precise, far more fulfilling, and far more profound than logic alone.
And, again, it’s all right here, already within your experience. This is intuitionOS.
This is The Second Paradigm.