The Artist Within – A Guide

Right Brain Decision Making…
January 23, 2009, 2:08 pm
Filed under: Whitney Ferre'


Smile through the challenges...

Smile through the challenges...

I had an EPIPHANY the other day as I laid, belly-down, on the massage table after suffering a muscle spasm in my neck that left me immobilized–a stress related occurrence that happens to me about every other year. 

The EPIPHANY was that while the stressors of today cause us grief and worry, a year from now all we will remember is the BIG picture.  When you think back to last year you do not remember the little, stressful details, do you?  You remember the highlights (and lowlights so to speak), but you do not remember when you did not get that bill mailed in on time or your car tags renewed or the laundry all put away….

SO, what does this mean?  That means that when you are making decisions today you really need to take a moment to tap in to your right brain perspective.  Imagine the different outcomes as you will be looking at them a year from now.  Those little details that you are worrying about will be forgotten.  What will remain is the memory of how you FELT after you made the decision, how others around you felt, what the decision led to, etc.  Does that make sense?  It also means that you can go ahead and stick your neck out a little bit, take a chance.  A year from now the experience you gained will be more valuable than whatever reasons you left brain voice gave you for not doing whatever-it-is. 

I am not saying that it is ALWAYS right to “stick your neck out”, but how many opportunities or experiences have you already missed out on because you let the worry overpower your decision making. 

TODAY a lot of us are having to make difficult decisions about our careers and our way of life.  A lot of people are facing unexpected unemployment and their challenge is to turn the obstacle into opportunity.  A year from now you may not remember the sleepless nights worrying about how you are going to pay the bills, but you will remember the new path you took as a result and, hopefully, how it led to new life experiences and greater fulfillment.  WE CAN make it through these tough times and our RIGHT BRAIN / ARTIST WITHIN is a valuable voice we need to tap into in order to make it through gracefully.

My next blog…how listening to your Artist Within can lead to miraculous encounters, coincidences, and opportunities!

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I’m enjoying your blog, and following your new art adventures with great interest. This is a great picture of the two of you!

Comment by Karol Grace

Karol, Thank you so much! So good to know you are reading the blog! I get inspired all the time and it is great to be able to blog! I am so excited about the book! readers are getting excited and inspired! Woo-hoo! It is a dream come true! Hope to see you soon! Whitney

Comment by creativelyfit

[…] Ferre, author of The Artist Within, talks about how our right brains are a valuable voice we need to tap into and how doing so can help us focus more on the big picture. She advocates exercises that involve […]

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