We Live In A Left Brain’d World

I tend to be an emotional creature. I always have been. I am reactionary, passionate about my dreams, opinions and I always feel the need to express how I feel. I tend to gravitate towards people with like minds that can be open, and vulnerable with themselves and also with their external world.
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This has caused me many difficulties cooperating with the ways of our modern society, and also affected my relationships to the world around me, and how I fit into it. I tried for years to fit myself into a different package that could see the world logically and with reason in a different way than seemed characteristic of me.
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But I have come to a realization that human beings have become to stuck in logic, and left brain thinking. I get lost in old novels of right brain thinking, and poetry that exercises the emotion to explain connection to a lost world. We celebrate these books, and old stories as history and lost art. But why does it have to be history? Why has it become lost? I believe there are damages to having a culture dominated by left brain thinking. Our world seems like a heap of fragments that are difficult to adhere. The sort of understanding we used to have has been lost.
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Wisdom has been replaced by knowledge, and knowledge has been replaced by information within chunks of data. For evolutionary reasons we have had to attend to the world in these two different ways. We have had to relate to the world at large, and at the same time have had to learn how to manipulate it. We need both ways, the narrow and the broad. Over time this narrowly focused intent, which does not see the whole picture, has taken over. And for most of us we believe it is the only way to see the world. I have been attempting for years to understand rationality. I have even fawned for it. I have hoped that with time and experience that it would be something that I would gain, like a life tenure. But the truth is, is that my right brain dominates my way of thinking. It always has.
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Since I was a little girl I used my intuition much more than my rationale to decide what way I was meant to walk. I used it to see the world, I used it to capture frames and stories, I used it to draw lines on blank paper, I used it to see people, to truly see people. It was my way to become a mirror to reflect back into the world the beauty that I had experienced.
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But there was always this discouragement by left brain thinkers to try and place me in a box. This is not to say that all that are mad or passionate are right in their way of being. It is not to say that one way is the best way. It is to say that there doesn’t always have to be a right and wrong. We are now created in a society that makes even thought a competition. Those who feel less are stronger, but how can that be so? How can cutting off a portion of who you are through introspection make you a stronger version of self? I have attempted it. I have sought out resources that could possibly calm my very wild nature, but the reality of it is that biologically we were given both halves of a whole for purpose. Intuition may not be the scientific winner of the People’s Choice Awards, but there is something to be said about those that allow themselves to first feel before thinking. There needs to be a merge of the two, but there doesn’t need to be the extinguishment of one to provide room for the prior. Just like in all battlefields we have to learn that on the other side is just another version of ourselves. Human, raw, real, reactionary and beautiful.
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When you think about what we praise in the spiritual world. We praise those who have detached successfully from the very accomplished creations of our own race. We now praise history if you think about it. We praise simplicity. I know in my community those that I find as mentors and teachers are those who do not care about time, or possessions, or purpose. They allow themselves to be. But the rationale of the left brain battles to tell us that we need purpose, we need path, we needs things to push us in a direction of success. What we need …..is to see what is right in front of us. We need to start seeing one another for who we truly are. We need to be more vulnerable, we need to be more open, we need to be more seen.

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