posted on Aug, 22 2008 @ 03:26 PM
I just viewed this post which is several months old. Here is the link:
This was an extremely moving story this woman gave. But what was best about it was the fact that it made me realize something about myself that I
have never been able to figure out.
I was going to respond to another post a few days ago that briefly mentioned meditation. I chose not to reply since it wasn't in tandem with the
main topic of the thread.
My reply would have been something to the effect of my confusion over why it is that I cannot ever seem to meditate. Every single time I try I can't
seem to shut up my mind. I can't get it to quiet the heck down!! and after about 15 minutes of cycling in and out of quietness, where I'm suddenly
rattled by my thoughts, I just give up.
But after seeing this woman's speech, I realized that it's because, for some reason, I can't shut the left side of my brain up! It just keeps
rambling. It's like a talkative teenage girl who you ask to please stop talking but after only a minute or two she just can't help herself. Like
she has to hear the sound of her own voice to feel alive.
Except, for me, apparently it's not the sound of my voice but the sound of my thoughts that make me feel alive.
I consider my self to be a "dual brained" person with slightly more leaning to the left part of my brain. I definitely tend to over analyze things
and can't seem to ever STOP thinking. Like my brain can carry on 3 different conversations at once. I understand numbers to an extent and science
also interests me, to a point. But I definitely have a love of nature, art, music and other things that go along with the workings of the right side
of the brain. I also can understand the metaphysical and at times feel like I am a tiny speck in an infinitesimal universe.
I wonder if any of you have or have had this problem. If so, how are you trying to or how did you over come it. I'm not saying I want to totally do
away with the working of my left brain because obviously there are some things about it that are necessary in order to be able to function in this
physical life. I just want to figure out how to strengthen my right side. To be able to just quiet my mind sometimes and just chill out.
Thought's, opinions, advice, ideas...anyone???