Wise up Wednesday Brain Byte

Cultivate Ambidexterity

Michelangelo painted the Sistine Chapel with both hands.  Leonardo da Vinci was a natural left-hander who also created with his right hand.

In How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci, Michael Gelb received the following recommendations on the development of human potential from Professor Raymond Dart:

“Balance the body, balance the brain.  The future lies with the ambidextrous human!” Dart emphasized that the right hemisphere of the cerebral cortex controls the left side of the body, and the left hemisphere controls the right side of the body.  He suggested that coordinating the two sides of the body would promote the coherence and balance of the two hemispheres.

ACTION: Try using your non-dominant hand for a day, or part of a day to start.  Throw the covers off, flip the light switch, brush your teeth, and eat with the opposite hand.  Then write about your experience in a journal with your non-dominant hand.

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