As human beings, despite the fact that we’re all basically the same, (having a mind, body, place of eyes ) we’re all wired differently. This is important to understand, as many individuals too often feel that we should all see things the exact same way and come to the same conclusions.
First is to know our feelings come from our ideas and our ideas come from our experiences and our encounters impact the wiring of our mind. This in turn influences how we see, know, and perceive things in our ability to connect and communicate with other people
On account of the way we’ve been raised, the cultures we’re in, in addition to the different experiences that we’ve gone throughour brains structure is affected. And the more this occurs,the more differently we see things in life and about what we decide to concentrate and focus on.
This also affects the manner and the ability of our mind to record, store and recall info.
To give you and example of what I mean, there are 3 chief regions of the mind that I need to emphasize, which help develop and store memories and which also affects how we perceive events, things and people around us.
They’re the amygdala, the cortex and the left and right hemispheres. Anything that’s quite emotional comes through the amygdala, while it’s from love or fear, excitement or anxiety. These are the memories you will remember the most.
By way of instance, most people will remember where they were and what they were doing when 9-11 hit. So the more high intensive memories you’ve had, the more links you’ll have on your brain.
Second, sensory information comes straight from the brain stem into the hippocampus where memory is saved, but a more select version will come from the cortex.
We filter the data through the system to analyze whether the information is worth recalling or if the data is in compliance or contradictory to our own belief systems. If it’s in conflict, we’ll ignore the information that’s facing us. This then affects our understanding and communication.
We have many filtering methods with the eyes and distinct areas of the brain so it’s estimated that we get only about a really small portion of the data around us. Several scientists have said that we get only about 1 one billionth of the data around us. This is among the reasons why when witnesses have been interviewed; most will provide unique accounts to what actually occurred.
People want to search for information that supports their belief systems. There’s a safety in feeling right and to hanging on to what we’ve thought all our lives. So we dismiss anything in front of us that’s a contradiction to those beliefs.
Another place is the left and right hemispheres of the brain, one being the logical and one being the creative side. We were designed to utilize both sides where we would use the creative side to develop ideas and the logical side to implement them. However, there are lots of folks who only use one side and that refuse to use the other. What happens then is that the side you’re not using begins to atrophy from lack of use. This then also reduces the quantity of data which you will get.
The challenge is that if you block information that’s around you, then you make uninformed choices and shut down any growth potential that you have within you to be successful.
You can begin to reverse the situation by being open to learning, and seeing what’s around you. Then with practice you may begin to notice, learn more and make more educated and productive decisions.
You can then open yourself to a world of wonders and possibilities that you never realized existed.