The Happiest Man In The World


Mystery shoes
click for video

enlightened organizations: global trends: inspiration

WHAT MAKES PEOPLE HAPPY?…AND, WHATEVER DOES THAT HAVE TO DO WITH SHOES?

There has been a ground swell on the Internet to send old shoes to the White House showing support for Iraqi anger, following the Iraqi journalist shoe-throwing incident. US President George W. Bush used his finely-honed skills of side-stepping…this time to avoid physical injury. Is it possible the mystery shoes may be a statement to George W. Bush about how the country feels about US foreign policy?

If indeed, this is the solution to the mystery of the scattered shoes, it is also a statement from ‘Main Street’ crying, “Enough!. What is happening in global policy is wrong, it is immoral, it is inhumane.”

When we speak out about something we believe to be morally wrong, we are engaging the prefrontal brain capabilities. Extraordinary changes are possible in our society, as individuals recognize the need to balance all three aspects of the thinking and reasoning process, and then take action on ethical and moral grounds.

LEFT AND RIGHT BRAIN FUNCTION

Much has been said about the functions of the left and right hemispheres of the brain. Although we risk over-simplification, this left and right brain stuff makes for an “easy-to-relate-to” model when we refer to the left functioning of the brain as the area in which rational, logical, scientific thought arises, and the right brain as the centre for creative and intuitive thought. The western world is heavily reliant upon left brain thinking. The right hemisphere is more closely aligned with creative, intuitive thought processes, more commonly accessed in eastern and aboriginal thought and philosophy.

Generally speaking, cultures that are predominately reliant upon left brain thinking often dismiss the value and credibility of right brain thinking for decision-making, business, or governance processes.

PREFRONTAL CORTEX-THE EXECUTIVE FUNCTION

Ethical and moral stances emanate from a newly-studied brain function found in the prefrontal cortex. We can now put into the left brain/right brain mix, another component…it is the prefrontal cortex. Current study shows this area of the brain seems to be engaged when one is involved with thoughts of moral, ethical or spiritual nature. It is highly engaged in compassionate, loving thoughts. It is often referred to as the executive function of the brain whose role is making assessments between right and wrong, good and bad, anticipating consequences, and engaging in spiritual concepts of faith and trust. In other words, it balances the impulsivity of left or right brain singular thinking.

CORPORATIONS, INSTITUTIONS AND GOVERNMENTS MUST BALANCE ALL THREE

We believe a Corporate MIndshift involves balancing and engaging all three brain functions.  A highly functioning human being finds a balance between left and right brain thinking, and moderates choices of actions through the prefrontal cortex. Making a Corporate Mindshift means corporations, institutions, governments and individuals become more balanced and value the use of all three aspects of the thinking processes; taking into consideration logic and reason; creativity, intuition and cognition; and ethics, compassion, morality and spirituality, in ALL decision-making.

BLESS BLESS
JUDY BERG

Organizational Behaviour Consultant
author: Imagine Your Soul Abudant: Attracting Success, Fulfillment and True Happiness
more about: www.soulabundant.com
Judy’s book can be ordered from her website www.soulabundant.com.  Special prices for bulk orders upon request. Seminars and retreats customized to the needs of your group or organization.
Enquire: attractingsuccess@soulabundant.com

Tags: , , , ,

Leave a Reply

Free eNewsletter

Stimulating resources for a more fulfilling life & affluent business.


Blog Schedule & Access