A different way of seeing
How calm and peaceful it was working in this way and drawing with my left hand. Was this left-hand right brain connection something to do with it? I listened to a TED talk “My stoke of insight” by the wonderful Jill Bolte Taylor who suffered a stroke in the left side of her brain and recounts her experience as a brain scientist. She retells how, without the left half of her brain she couldn’t walk, talk or process information. Each hemisphere of our brains processes differently. The right side is concerned with the present moment. It thinks in pictures and learns kinaesthetically through our body’s movements. Information streams in as an enormous collage as we discover what something looks like, smells like, feels like and sounds like. Our left brain however is concerned with the past and the future and thinks linearly. It loves details. It thinks in language and is the ongoing brain chatter that connects my internal world to my external world and reminds me of my to do lists. In using my right brain, I was tapping in to a different way of creating.