Old Brain For New Brain
Old brain is a programmed memory response that governs our life = vertical thinking.
New brain is spontaneous presence, and is how we can consciously conduct our life = lateral thinking.
Old brain gets upset.
New brain wonders why.
Vertical thinking uses a sequence of accepted, logical steps to come to a conclusion.
Lateral thinking is flexible, and takes us back to the beginning to follow fresh possibilities.
We need, of course, to identify both; this stands to reason. If we only use lateral thinking, we will surely end up a little crazy! We need vertical thinking to take others along with us, to be practical and to get the job done.
Most of us are in a old brain projection, and rarely is there a wish to truly communicate. One day, our life will depend on looking again at a situation – “Do I believe whatever I’m told, or do I look at what is actually going on?” Every trial has two sides: each is believable, but the truth lies in the conditions behind the scenes.
Old brain jumps to conclusions and takes a side.
New brain just watches to see whatever lies behind a conclusion.