What we know for sure in the abundance of the brain functions that are unexplored, are the facts that the right and left brain are only a small portion of the potential that comprises THE MIND. What you should know is that the mind and the brain are two very different things.
Here is the brief explanation why : You can think of the brain as the hard drive of the computer and the mind as the software.
Your mind is the intelligence that is in its every cell, every system and every organ of your body. It is that intangible, incredible and awe-inspiring part of you that thinks, remembers, deals with information, makes judgments, forms habits, distinguishes, communicates and makes you who you are. It is the genius within.
Biology has proven that your mind takes in all information through the five senses: sight, touch, hearing, smell and taste.
If you link the five senses to the keyboard on the computer, you will receive input through your senses, your “data entry” system. Upon this your brain stores, categorizes and utilizes this information.
What you should know is that a genius knows how to access that information and then apply it in discovering the solutions to any problems that may arise.
This is why it is essential that you discover your own individual style for gathering and communicating information, in order to achieve your optimum development.
Some of us process sensory input, more effectively through visual means, whereas others through auditory stimuli, or through a kinesthetic – a touch or feel – approach.
If you want to contemplate which way your genius accesses information, imagine for a moment that you are buying a new item of clothing for an important meeting.
Would you be most influenced to buy primarily for: a) the color and style of the outfit; b) the benefits the salesperson tells you about the clothing; c) the texture and feel of the fabric?
If you chose a) then your brain receives information primarily through visual means. If you have chosen b) you perceive information primarily through auditory means. If your selection was c) – you most likely access information through kinesthetic means.
But, what you should know is that everyone learns and communicates in all three of these modes in different situations. Most people have developed a natural preference, and tend to use one method then the other – more frequently.
This is why it is your goal to become aware of your preference and then strive to strike a balance between all three modes: visual, auditory, and kinesthetic, in order to reach your top potential.
- Are you willing to stretch your abilities by consciously choosing to use your other senses more than the other?
- Can you imagine the benefits of opening your mind to receive ALL the input from the world around you?
If you have answered – yes – then this will give you an awareness of an exciting world that has been there all along, but which you may have been missing.
Let’s clear up, it is natural for you to use what is comfortable, but please bear in mind that the awakened genius is willing to grow.
Take the example of the turtle, you will not go far if you do not go out of your shell.
What you should know is that you will be pleasantly surprised if you practice using and developing your other senses.
In this way you will notice how your memory improves and how easy it becomes for you to make choices. In this direction you will discover a whole new world of communication!
When you learn to create a balance in perception, you will be on your way to think “holographically” and use the full power of your genius!
Let me know what are your views and whether you agree or not with the thoughts I have given above, I would really like to hear from you.
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