Tuula Rands West Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada
Chapter 13 - The Brain
Michael Dlouhy has shared with us a picture of a man
sitting and watching his favorite sports team
playing a game on TV and the wife comes in and
begins to talk to him and eventually asks him,
"Are you listening to me?" And obviously he
was preoccupied with his show so did not hear
what she had to say.
Whatever the wife was telling him did not enter
his subconscious mind. His mind was not open
to hearing even though the brain is a receiving
and sending station. The husband's receiving and
sending station had the door shut to anything other
than the sports game on the TV.
Have we ever talked to someone and had that reaction
or feeling that we were not being heard? Have we ever
not heard what someone was trying to tell us because
our receiving set was shut down and preoccupied?
We all have choice when it comes to what we will listen
to, what we will accept and when we want to hear.
Daniel Goleman has stated "The emotional brain responds
to an event more quickly than the thinking brain."