In this episode I introduce a new term I am using - "Hemisphere Gelassenheit." It is a combination of the german word, "gelassenheit," coined by the medieval Christian mystic Meister Eckhart and the hemisphere hypothesis as expounded by the contemporary scholar iain McCilchrist.
Gelassenheit is a process of letting go. The full process involves a letting go from one thing and an opening up to something else. Combining this with the hemisphere hypothesis gives us the strategy for un-muddling our mind and escaping from the distorting effects of left hemisphere dominance. The hemipshere gelassenheit strategy is to let go of left hemisphere modes of perceptions and an opening up to a more realistic, holistic and integrated perspective of reality afforded by the right hemisphere.
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