Most of us
have formed definite neural pathways of thought. We use habitual
of thinking to approach life's challenges. In this way we have
created deep ruts in our brain. We have truly hard-wired our
thought, the brain. If we accept the concept that mind is created
by consciousness acting upon the brain, we can see that we need
to create flexibility in the brain to have flexibility of mind.
Not only is
doing puzzles daily an excellent way of keeping the mind sharp,
but different puzzles exercise different portions of the brain.
Some puzzles stimulate the left brain, some the right brain. There
are also different types of thinking; logical, analogical, and lateral
are a few examples. These different modes of thinking apply to solving
different kinds of problems.
Most of us
were educated in the public school system and our logical left brain
habits were specifically targeted. Reading, writing and most forms
of arithmetic use structured sequential thought. Reasoning is also
an attribute of left brain thinking. Developing our ability to reason
is an art that results in wisdom.
access and stimulate the right brain is done with art, sports, music
or other forms of holistic, spatial and audio forms of training.
You can also stimulate the right brain by using your mind to solve
spacial orientation, pattern recognition and analogical puzzles.
The right brain is thought to be the seat of insight. Opening pathways
in the right brain allows us the ability to facilitate insight.
Insight is that sudden knowing of the answer. By nurturing and exercising
our capacity for insight we have opened up the potential for genius
We are offering
a variety of puzzles here, presented daily, that will stimulate
the left brain, the right brain, and also generate a whole brain
entrainment. Whole brain thinking is akin to intuitive thought,
and contrary to common knowledge, it can be taught and exercised,
thereby strengthened. Developing our ability to reason with clarity
and listen to our insights will further unify the brain and allow
for creative genius to be common in our lives.
Life brain article