Two brains are better than one, so it’s about time you learned how to use both of them. I’m talking about the left brain and right brain. The fact that they are the same organ says nothing about how they work. I don’t want to get too technical in this post I spoke about this subject before. In this post, I want to talk about flow.
What is flow?
I first heard of flow when I read ‘bold’. Steven Kotler calls your peak performance state “flow”. He has a book called ‘the rise of Superman’ all bout flow, a book that is still on my to-do list (sadly there never enough hours in the day). Even though there are a few methods to trigger flow I would like to focus on one, stopping.
When you absorb information both sides of your brain pick it up, but you think with the left side, the slower side. The right side is so fast it thinks for you, but it’s not accessible when you’re using the left side. Robbin Williams had a point when he said the God gave man a brain and a penis but only enough blood to run one at a time. No matter how hard you try you can only work with one side of the brain.
So how do you switch gear?
It’s simple, stop what you’re doing. Meditate, take a walk, do the dishes, or whatever you have to do to stop thinking. As I said the right side thinks for you, and when you stop using the left side you will start getting a flood of answers. This is the point where you get ideas that might seem crazy to you.
I would advise you not to discard them, write them down so you don’t forget. And follow them through, at least in the planning stage. You would be surprised at how effective they can be.
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