Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Brain Functions

a Biblical thought...
Later Jesus and his disciples were at home having supper with a collection of disreputable guests. Unlikely as it seems, more than a few of them had become followers. The religion scholars and Pharisees saw him keeping this kind of company and lit into his disciples: "What kind of example is this, acting cozy with the riffraff?"
Jesus, overhearing, shot back, "Who needs a doctor: the healthy or the sick? I'm here inviting the sin-sick, not the spiritually-fit." (Mark 2:15-17)

a Book thought...
We need to stress all the more that church is an organic missional family, not merely a Sunday performance. (p88 Kimball)

a Dave thought...
THE Right Brain vs Left Brain test ... do you see the dancer turning clockwise or anti-clockwise?
If clockwise, then you use more of the right side of the brain and vice versa. Most of us would see the dancer turning anti-clockwise though you can try to focus and change the direction; see if you can do it.

LEFT BRAIN FUNCTIONS uses logic, detail oriented, facts rule, words and language, present and past, math and science, can comprehend, knowing, acknowledges, order/pattern perception, knows object name, reality based, forms strategies, practical, safe.

RIGHT BRAIN FUNCTIONS uses feeling, "big picture" oriented, imagination rules, symbols and images, present and future, philosophy & religion, can "get it" (i.e. meaning), believes, appreciates, spatial perception, knows object function, fantasy based, presents possibilities, impetuous, risk taking.
Hopefully the dancer is moving, not sure how you see it but for me it is turning clockwise, we need our teams to have a mixed collection of people. Let's hope we don't just surround ourselves with people like ourselves, yes it is harder to lead a diversified team but the output will be far more creative.

Just a thought.


Anonymous said...

Dave - this image spun me out (no pun intended)! I didn't believe that it could be seen spinning the other way (I saw it clockwise too) until I started to cover up one eye. Maybe there's meaning here too for those of us who are a bit 'one-eyed' in our view of the world?

Anonymous said...

I found that the girl never even made it round she kept swapping direction. What does that mean?