Having poured over the latest research and work since Roger Sperrys seminal Nobel Prize winning work icluding Gazzinga, Bolte-Taylor, McGilchrist, Wright, and many others, the concensus seems to be pretty overwhelming that we are living in a world which is under the controlling grip of our collective left hemisphere. Is it any wonder that a man like Donald Trump is our president?
Left Hemisphere: “Hall of Mirrors”: egoistic, self-referring, recursive, iterative, the neurotransmitter dopamine reinforces behaviors through conditioning leading to unconscious habitual neural circuitry and the resulting confabulations, delusions, internal conflicts, lack of perspective, lack of understanding, lack of empathy, lack of compassion and the internalization of externally adopted ideologies unwittingly.
Requires externally adopted ideologies as no coherent context can be established absent the richly contextualized input of the perceptually synthesizing circuitry of the right hemispheres architecture (which often supports the left hemisphere without its knowledge, as the right hemisphere is experienced as disconnected subconscious manifestations, dreams, visions, the voice of God, etc. by the left hemisphere)
Psychological Attitude: BF Skinner, Pavlov, Bernays and other mechanists and behavioralists, animalistic.
Either/Or Attitudinal Way of Being/Attending Apparatus: utilitarian, analytical, hierarchical, reductionistic/constructionist, non-contextual, control, competitive, authoritarian, litigious, rule-bound, conformed, compliant, selfish, sees itself in the world, projections, denial, over reliance on rationality (which is applied wrongly when used),etc.
Appearances are all important yet hidden through rationalizations and justifications leading to behaviors that confirm its biases, loss of curiosity, not wanting to know or discern for self, prefers institutions that provides pre-established rules for living and appropriate normalized rules for behavior and what is externally expected of them; needs explicit outlines to act, isolated definitions and facts trump their unifying context, meanings and hence value (values); perfectionistic (believes life can be perfect if one only follows the perfect prescribed way of doing things, those who do not make similar choices make “bad choices”).
Sell Swords (The Highest Bidder) trade their time and efforts in exchange for rewards that they think they need to adequately function within the confines of their particular environment, although it is not necessarily consistent with what the Sell Sword professes to believe in to those within their particular group.
This mechanism leads to a stress and internal inconsistency that often leads to unpredictable and unintended consequences for the Sell Sword.
In order to alleviate, or at least to minimize, the unpleasant feelings associated with the unintended stresses of ones internal inconsistencies, relative to their external power acquisition strategies, a Sell Sword must artificially attempt to balance their conflicting internal feelings set against their perceived external needs.
This is acheieved through additional external energy procuring strategies, that provide the Sell Sword with alternative channel(s) through which to neutralize their unhealthy and dangerous psychic energy imbalances.
This is also part of ones natural psychic venting mechanism, that is intended to calm their internal inconsistencies and consequent brain chatter that tacitly conspires to derail the Sell Sword from functioning adequately within their external environment(s).
Consequently their allegiance to the group is contingent upon them receiving the rewards that they feel they need in order to continue to be in relationship with others and groups.
They believe that power (the energy gains and investments made by an individual to comfortably interact, communicate, and work with one or more people) flows in the direction from the environment to the Sell Sword, and in such a way motivates the Sell Swords to align themselves with people and organizations that will provide them with sufficient rewards in order to gratify their perceived preferences and needs, and to continue the association.
The peculiar motivation of an individual to place their psychic needs outside of themselves and onto their environment, is a consequence of the immense gravity felt by the individual to conform with the groups, that shaped their foundational experiences.
This mentality is consistent with, and a direct consequence of, the desires of the current ruling classes (controlling, influencing), and is the best indicator of the current success of the group(s) that most powerfully influence and/or control its’ adherents, intended or otherwise.
A Sell Sword’s motivational energies, power, beliefs, overall perspective, values and behaviors, are all powerfully influenced by the hand that feeds them (the external direction from which their power flows), and if this mentality becomes the dominant one in ones life, this phenomenon forces the individual towards superficial interests and behaviors and away from their natural inborn tendencies and gifts.
Ones environment primarily shapes a Sell Sword’s global perspective and consequent behaviors, and consequently they cannot shape their environment deliberately, but only unwittingly, supporting a more tenuous relationship with ther environment and fostering a personal identity that is primarily dependent upon the perception of ones external circumstances.
A Sell Swords Perspective then, centers around their own personal gain, relative to and above those that they work and interact with, and their awareness is centered around events, people and objects that provide them with their needs from outside of themselves.
The angle from which we view our world determines what we see, and how we see it, and therefore it heavily influences what we do with our time and energy, what we do and what we do not believe in, what we have faith and hope in, what motivates and inspires us and what attracts and repels us.
Our perspective then, sets the tone for what we think, how we feel and where we focus and invest our attention and energies. Our perspective directs our intentions, thoughts, choices and ultimately the direction of our lives and our experiences here.
Our perspective is actually an extension of our beliefs and forms the psychic construct of what our world is and our relation to it.
Our cognitive, perceptive and emotional development, are all inextricably linked to one another, and are in fact one phenomenon, (no matter how much one may prefer to separate them into individual phenomena), and the ultimate breadth and depth of this development determines the angle of our worldview, or Perspective.
Our perspective is either more objective or a more subjective, depending upon the extent of our overall development and strongly influences our attitude towards the importance of whether or not we actively continue our own personal development.
If our experience has taught us that we are able, and that we can trust ourselves sufficiently, then we are granted access to the control mechanisms of our own inner workings that allow us to deliberately trust, develop and utilize our natural subjective endowments such as intuition.
If our experiences have taught us that we cannot trust ourselves, then we must rely upon the strategies that we have learned from others to navigate our worlds, and we tend favor a less risky life experience that relies upon a more objective observant life strategy.
Our certainty of what is real and true, is provided us through the reliability of what we can sense in our environment, what we can measure, and what we can see in front of us. As a result our ability to subjectivity choose becomes clouded, atrophies, and ultimately much of our creativity is sacrificed as a result.
We have no choice but to decide objectively, as our ability to choose for ourselves from within ourselves, no longer provides us with sufficient motivation to do so, we reluctantly settle.
To help change yourself or another, commit (or ask another to commit) to a new way of doing things for three weeks. Tell yourself, or the other, that they can go back to doing things the old way, if they fail in their endeavor. It takes the pressure off, as we have light at the end of the tunnel (certainty), and it only takes three weeks to change or learn.
If you cannot commit for 21 days, you cannot commit and you do no value yourself enough!
Beauty, youth, glory, power, control and the other psychically fueled passions and self-deceptions, at first provide us with a false sense of temporal security and confidence.
But along the way, as a result of actually engaging in and feeling our experiences, their motivating energies provide us with a set of instructions for constructing our own ever expanding mirror, revealing ourself to us.
And although it be the most frightening of all monsters peering back at us, with courage, perseverance and commitment, our mirror reveals to us those parts of ourselves that can never truly be hidden.
With our own jealously fought for and won faith, and with enough love, we can come to truly know what lurks in the shadows and unwittingly torments us from within, as they are the very parts of us which we must express to become us, as surely as the air that we breath must be drawn into our souls to light the fire that gives us life and keeps us truly living.