Thursday, February 23, 2012

A Date with your Right Brain

Take a moment right now and point to yourself. If you are like most people, your finger is likely pointing at your heart. Not your brain, but your heart. This is who you are. The constant beating of your heart is a symbol of your infinite connection to the always present heart beat of God, or the Universe.

Your left brain calculates, analyzes and figures things out for you. It thinks things through. Your right brain represents your intuitive side. It's the side that feels things and goes beyond reason and analysis. Your right brain allows you to enjoy a beautiful day, fall in love or tear up when experiencing something wonderful.

When you listen to your right brain, everything seems to go wonderfully. But then, we start to try and figure out why (using our left brain). And that's where we run into trouble. Did you ever meet someone, or perhaps you are that someone, that tries to control everything. Since you can't control everything, it seems like a loosing battle. Nothing seems to go as you'd like it to. You are constantly fighting and constantly loosing.

So is it wrong to want something to turn out a certain way? No. What's wrong, is to try and control HOW it happens. I've made a conscience effort in my life to let go of the HOW's and focus on the end result instead. Almost instantly, I've started seeing results. I've set a pretty high goal for myself and I'm certain that this journey is going to be a long one. But the fact is, that I have seen already what letting go can do for me. And this is going to be amazing.

Think about what you would like to see in your life. And now, stop thinking of how to make that happen. Instead, picture yourself already there. Treat yourself as though you've already arrived. When introducing yourself to others, tell them who you are now, not who you used to be. Find the thing in your life that really makes you smile. Did you know that there is a way to make a good living doing that? It doesn't matter what it is that you'd like to do. There is good money to be made doing it. I have a friend that her whole life only wanted to raise a family and take care of her husband. Divorce and growing children, have left her alone at home and working a dead end job. We were just discussing yesterday that perhaps the right job for her would be to be a Nanny for a wealthy family. Just one example of what could be, if you only let yourself find what your passion is.

3 Months after we met, I dragged Ed to California
and Baptized him in the American River
and discovered Gold in his heart.
It doesn't matter if others think your crazy. You'll never be happy until you express yourself. People may even think that you are betraying them. But the point is that you don't betray yourself. If you're waiting for something or someone else before you start, you'll wonder at the end of your life, what it all was for. And since you only get one chance at this, make it good! Inside each and every one of us, there is something wonderful just waiting to come out. Let it out today. Don't wait another minute. You are worth it, and you know it.

It's risky, I know! You may feel pretty comfortable in your everyday life. You make good money, pay your bills, maybe even take a vacation. The question is, are you living? Or are you existing?

Maybe you do have a good career and are happy at work, but something is still missing. I encourage you to find what makes you happy and embrace it. You'll be a happier person all around. That will show in everything that you do. Don't let the fear of the unknown keep you from doing what you love. If you want to play an instrument, pick it up and play. Don't worry about learning how. Just do it. You know what good music sounds like and you will get there.

This may come as a surprise to you, but failure is an illusion. No one ever fails at anything. Everything produces a result. If you let yourself learn from that result then you succeed.

So I encourage you to follow your right brain and you'll never experience that terror of lying on your death bed someday, saying "What if my whole life has been wrong?" The first date on your headstone has been written. The second has yet to be seen. What are you doing with what lies between ?

There's not one person on earth that is here for the same reason as you.

Don't go with your song still inside you.


MorningAJ said...

Have you ever read a book called Illusions, by Richard Bach? If not, you should. I think you'd enjoy it.

Stew said...

Coming from you Anne, I will look that one up. Thanks.

Jim said...

Very wise indeed! We are all unique and should be truthful to ourselves first.....and hopefully find someone to share it with.

Stew said...

Sharing is fun.