While the Left Mind does seem to lose what little focus it has when it notices an impressive resume or a convincing backstory,
The Downward Exhausting Spiral of Playing the Game.
Lefties commiserate with other lefties and believe they have grown. This provides them a sense of security, safety and kinship but their bond has no potency and they are bound in their blindness by this mechanism. Like crabs in a barrel if one attempts to reach toward the light, the crabs beneath them will grab them with a claw and put them back in their place. Drinks after work and bitching about your asshole boss/boyfriend/coworker, does not ease the burden that you carry!
Frustration eventually provides them the “idea” (unconsciously repressed emotion) to try a new external change (mate, job, etc.) as they have no confidence in themselves because they don’t trust or know themselves enough to go inside and win back their Authentic Self. Focusing on changing the external deferentially to the internal, though beyond irrational, is the socially accepted mode of growth in All areas of our culture, so it’s only “normal” to follow the herd in lockstep.
Their new object elates them for a time, and they will profess that they are,”proud of themselves”,for having the courage for taking a new path (the path fallacy is so overdone!) etc.
This process repeats over and over in their dealings with others or discordant experiences, and every time they deny their responsibility in the matter, they wall them Selfs off more and more until eventually they’re full time sleepwalkers projecting all responsibility onto others!
Had I not been a napper myself, through my divorce and subsequent failures, and not become vulnerable enough to see myself for my contribution for my mess, I might have chosen to warp the truth and be slumbering right now with the other lefties!
Never fully asleep, but certainly in relationships my life would have deteriorated, despite my attempts to get others to think differently about me. Righties don’t need or use crowd control nor do they require commiseration to manipulate others, that’s the full time job of the lefties!
Having built a nice cozy fire, a friend and myself were attempting to relax after managing 12 rambunctious 9 year olds at an overnight birthday party. Herding cats is a much less energy intensive operation than trying to keep kids like these focused after the kind of dizzying attention rich birthday party that so many parents think there children yearn for.
The mixture of pounds of sucrose, glowing neon lawn darts, a trampoline, a custom built back yard zip line, and on and on….isn’t conducive for…well anything other than inducing ADHD. Attempting to console my friend, who was visibly shaken that the kids weren’t interested in her 12th activity that she had planned, was to no avail. “How could they not be interested in this?”, she said, “I would have loved this when I was a kid!” And then the requisite, “I just wanted him to have fun and give him the perfect party!”
Frustration seems to be a chronic affliction for so many children and adults alike. The adults maintain their childlike frustration mechanism because their parents, and society, continue to feed this egocentric soothing mechanism, and thus it perpetuates the externalized mentality until some adult wakes up and attempts to internalize their life, and assume true responsibility. This healing concept is so foreign, and rarely entertained as it requires some interior work, not something you can counterfeit like pulling off the perfect wedding or birthday party.
“Why don’t they do this?”, and “What makes people not think like me?”, is code for I cope, I don’t want to understand, I want others to conform to my reality so my inner turmoil that I have no intention of ever managing will go away. This mentality leads to many spotless homes, shiny rims and alphabetized Campbell Soup cans, but also to unattended psyches that are incessantly, if not unconsciously, crying for help.
A commonly accepted modality among the left minded, is to reason with people to get them to “see the light” and “grow”. Wise people think intelligently and reasonably, I think is their logic. No one, especially a person driven by their ego, ever makes an important decision on reason alone. They unconsciously emotionally have already decided and only need locate the confirming data from their external environment to buttress their ever more reasonable, wise and rational, albeit predetermined “choice”.
Conspiracy Theory Focused: When an unaware individual does not possess the information required to formulate an explanation that the “Norm” would assume to be an acceptable explanation, their left mind (not suitable for legitimately searching for and synthesizing truths and knowledge) necessarily fills in the gaps to soothe the irrational fear generated by their ego.
Frequent Frustration: the habitual projection of ones needs onto the external environment, causes the unaware to reactively enter into a sympathetic nervous system induced “Flight or Flight” response. This is mediated by left minds’ egocentric adaptive instinctual drive, and is activated when events do not turn out as the individual had hoped or wished for.
Fear of the Unknown and Change: When the future is not easily predictable and ones’ safety and security is perceived to be precarious, fear ensues leading to unpredictable behavior.
Social Control: the externally focused left minded, must control the interactions between their various social relationships. That is, their persona must be intact and they would never allow others to “think” about them otherwise. This drives the unaware to manage others through lobbying, cajoling and point by point legalistic pseudo-logic based arguments.
When these phenomena become chronically employed, many left minded individuals will present with mental or physical dis-ease that is the result of the continual release of endogenous corticosteroids and catecholamine release, effectively lowering ones ability to heal while simultaneously taxing their cardiovascular system.
To modulate their loss of psychic energy and the discordant feelings associated with the overwhelm that results from the experience of these phenomena, the egocentric left mind drives the unaware to seek unhealthy, albeit socially acceptable and socially reinforced, venting mechanisms.
As in all addictions, the adrenergic neurotransmitter dopamine, soothes the unaware individual. However, their egocentrically driven modality of choice, does not socially label them as “bad”, as they themselves necessarily judge those with more socially contemptible predilections.
In this way they maintain their perceived social status, are relieved of the drudgery of any legitimately vulnerable introspection and maintain their feeling of safety and security as they warp their irrational and often reprehensible behavior.
Concepts, or “categories of human understanding”, are contingent upon
Space and Time for the limits of our human senses, to process experience.
The Left Minds’ architecture is wired as a serial processor filtering one data stream at a time.
It perceives details, compares and analyzes individual parts,
While the Right Mind Synthesizes the parts into an Integrated whole and processes only in the moment, not linearly or temporally as does the Left Mind.
Space and Time are not concepts themselves, but constructs necessary for our limited human senses to comprehend and structure our experience.
Space and Time are a priori
(they exist as a necessary condition for our perceptions and experiences themselves to occur, they provide the construct necessary for our Temporal Left Mind to Function).
“Thus the objective order of nature and
the causal necessity that operates within it
depend on the mind’s processes,
the product of the rule-based activity.”
-Immanuel Kant (1755)
In other words, physical objects that we perceive in our environment, require the mediating construct(s) of Space and Time, for the wiring architecture of our brain to contextually process what our senses provide it.
The Left Mind analyzes the particulars, and the Right Mind integrates those particulars into the Whole. In this way we Intuitively, and rather effortlessly, synthesize an accurate objective reality of our world and existence.
This process, necessarily requires that the Right Mind lead the Left Mind, to intuit and synthesize an objective view of reality.
The Usurping of our Right Mind, by the Temporal Egocentric Left.
If we succumb to our fears, and unwittingly summon the protective apparatus of our instinctual egocentric Left Mind, we reverse the process in which our Human Sentient apparatus was intended to operate.
In this process we relenquish our uniquely human endowment of living a consciously intended life, in favor of a lesser reactive animalistic one, as dictated by our unconscious survival instincts.
If our environment supports this phenomenon, and we have no knowledge that we are now expressing as less than human, we can become fixed in this lower state of existence and cope and toil, in lieu of thriving and flowing as we were intended to.