Come to the calm of a well functioning brain.
The polarized mind or brain can be defined as a fixation on a single point of view to the exclusion of other points of view. This kind of thinking can cause torment and misery. Another word for this type of thinking is called mindlessness. It includes a narrow perception and reactivity. On the other hand there is mindfulness (I prefer the word presence, mindfulness implies a mind that is full). This mental state is related to a heightened state of awareness or a depolarized mind. This state of mind opens up the capacity for discovery, creativity and well being. It can also transform consciousness.
At the root of the closed mind is fear, anxiety and helplessness. Factors that can create this resistance to life can include family, cultural ideals, the availability of weapons. When people are made to feel small and insignificant then they can become violent and oppressive themselves.
So how do we find our way out of this polarized mindset? We can create dialogue. And this dialogue should include someone that thinks the opposite way that you do. There is an organization called Better Angels that can help with getting the dialogue started.
Finding a way to integrate different cultures is very important right now. We need to understand each other and not close the door.
LENS neurofeedback can help the brain to be more receptive to the environment.
Hello, my name is Dana Lee Collins M.A.,L.P.C. I am a psychotherapist that has been trained in the art of neurofeedback. This science helps to heal the brain of trauma. I am dedicated to helping people heal.