Left and Right Brain Thinking
Our brain is an intricate organ. At approximately 1.4 kilos, it contains roughly 100 billion neurons and 100 trillion connections. It is the command centre of all that we think, feel and do.
It is divided into two halves and within each half particular areas control certain functions. Although the two halves look broadly the same there is a huge difference in how they process information.
The left side of the brain is could be classified as Logical and the right side Artistic:
Sequential, Detail, Words, Logic, Numbers, Measurement, Recall, Grammar, Patterns, Literal Meaning, Content, Name Recall, Time Awareness, Components, Maths, Science
Simultaneous, Holistic, Pictures, Intuitive, Shapes, Motion, Imagination, Intonation, Emphasis, Accents, Abstract, Context, Recognition, Spatial Awareness, Objects, Art, Music
This is where the reticular activating system is based. A diffuse network of nerve pathways in the brainstem connecting the spinal cord, cerebrum, and cerebellum, and mediating the overall level of consciousness.
The RAS is the reason you learn a new word and then start hearing it everywhere. It’s why you can tune out a crowd full of talking people, yet immediately snap to attention when someone says your name or something that at least sounds like it.
Your RAS takes what you focus on and creates a filter for it. It then sifts through the data and presents only the pieces that are important to you. All of this happens without you noticing, of course. The RAS programs itself to work in your favor without you actively doing anything. Pretty awesome, right?
In the same way, the RAS seeks information that validates your beliefs. It filters the world through the parameters you give it, and your beliefs shape those parameters. If you think you are bad at giving speeches, you probably will be. If you believe you work efficiently, you most likely do. The RAS helps you see what you want to see and in doing so, influences your actions.
You can train your RAS by taking your subconscious thoughts and marrying them to your conscious thoughts. They call it “setting your intent.” This basically means that if you focus hard on your goals, your RAS will reveal the people, information and opportunities that help you achieve them.
If you care about positivity, for example, you will become more aware of and seek positivity. If you really want a pet turtle and set your intent on getting one, you’ll tune in to the right information that helps you do that.
When you look at it this way, the law of attraction doesn’t seem so mystical. Focus on the bad things and you will invite negativity into your life. Focus on the good things and they will come to you, because your brain is seeking them out. It’s not magic, it’s your Reticular Activating System influencing the world you see around you.
When photographing homes the images we present will encourage the viewer to confirm what they have seen and the RAS will seek to confirm the visual information already provided.
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