In This Issue
Freight Train Line
Adaptability Cleft
Left and Right Brain Dominance

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In previous newsletters we have discussed brain function, including the fact that the right hemisphere of the brain controls the left side of the body and the left hemisphere controls the right. In this newsletter, we are once again examining features that are found exactly in the middle of the face. In the May 2014 Newsletter we discussed the ball on the tip of the nose and its connection with creativity which requires both the inspiration of the right brain function coupled with the implementation of the left.

It stands to reason that other features such as the "freight train" line that is found in the middle of the eyebrows and the "adaptability cleft" that is found in the middle of the chin will also have this close connection between the left and right brain. However, before I present each one of these features, I will review the key components of the right and left brain.

Left Brain: Our left brain is sometimes referred to as the thinking side of the brain. We could call it the "doer" or problem solver. It receives impressions from the right brain but then narrows its focus by selecting the pieces of data from the right brain's generalized experience to solve the problem at hand. It organizes the monads of data that it receives from the right brain into logical sequences, places that data into known categories to arrive at predictable results.

Moving through our daily routines and the basic maintenance of our lives would be impossible without the left brain. It has the advantage of language, logic and a perception of linear time where it breaks down the unitive experience of the right brain into a second by second recording or memory. These recordings can then be compared to other recordings from the past or projected into the future. It turns the present moment experience of the right brain into an abstract by using words to create a story.

However, despite its brilliance, the left brain has its limitations. It does not have the capacity for first-hand experience since it re-experiences or unpacks only what the right brain has given it. It is devoid of all emotions except anger which is less like a real emotion and more like a defensive wall that the left brain uses to block out any outside threat or contradiction of its perceived reality. It avoids anything new or outside of its own awareness and assumes that it always has the right answer. In its desire for "certainty" it limits and restricts its "knowledge", since the more certain we are, the less knowledge we have. The left brain never thinks it is wrong, refusing to admit error. It is our ego.

Right Brain: Our right brain is known as the feeling side of our brain and is the source of the entire range of our human emotions. It is the seat of our true life experience. Our imagination, intuition, nonlinear thinking and present moment awareness are all a function of the right brain. The right brain has an awareness of the connectedness of all things and an understanding of the importance and necessity of relationships. It understands the implicit and what is not apparent. It is our gut feeling and our intuitive instincts. Without a right brain there would be no joy, love or empathy and life would have little meaning.

Nonetheless, we are currently living in a left brain dominated world in which the right brain does not have a chance. It relies heavily on the left brain for grounding and problem solving. But the truth is that we need both sides of our brain or we couldn't even put one foot in front of the other. A balance is best. In the final section of this Newsletter I will talk about left and right brain dominance.  

Freight Train Line

 

The "freight train" line is a vertical line found directly between the eyebrows in the space on our face that I call the area of "self will." Its length and depth may vary from being barely visible to sometimes appearing as a deep line running all the way up onto the forehead as seen here on Tom Selleck. It is another feature equally influenced by the cooperation between the left and right brain. The left brain possesses a will-to-power, but "will" with no inspiration is a "bull in a china closet".

On the other hand, inspiration with no "will" is the idle dreamer with lots of ideas that never get accomplished. This line indicates that the person has developed "self-will" and uses both sides of their brain at the same time. The right brain provides the inspiration and sets the goal and then the left brain relentlessly pursues the task to completion like a freight train that can't be stopped.

For example, I have a freight train line. As spring rolled around I noticed that I had bare spots in my yard that I felt needed my attention. This project was inspired by my right brain which gives me a sense of beauty and a love of the outdoors. However, it was my left brain that got me to the garden section of a home improvement store to purchase the grass seed and get instructions on how to make it grow. The garden specialist told me that no grass would sprout without adequate sunlight.

Twenty hours and fifty filled lawn bags later, I began to see rays of sunshine finding the ground. My freight train line wouldn't let me deviate from the goal I had set for myself. Through every step of the project I was quickly flipping from one side of my brain to the other. I was making constant clippings (left brain) while assessing the tree shape and the feeling it gave me (right brain) all through the task.

Adaptability Cleft

 

The adaptability cleft is the vertical cleft found in the middle of the chin. We have idioms in our language that talk about "taking it on the chin" or "keeping one's chin up". In face reading the chin is the feature that represents strength under adversity.

When a person is thrown into a new situation where they are forced to figure things out quickly, they need immediate access to both sides of their brain. The right brain is superior in dealing with an unknown or a new situation while the left brain can quickly access all past experiences to make logical choices to achieve the best outcome. The right brain instantly captures the experience of the new circumstance then quickly serves them up to the left brain to immediately review its file cabinet of past experiences to find a possible solution.

However, in  new situations we can't stop with our first alternative. The left brain's solution in a new circumstance needs to be tested by the right brain to see if it feels right. Both sides of the brain are needed because staying in the safe zone of relying only on the left brain's previous solutions may seriously jeopardize the outcome. While the right brain knows what feels right it does not have the left brain's immediate access to all the files of possible solutions.

The adaptability cleft marks the person who has a balance under pressure by being able to quickly evaluate the situation, come up with possible solutions and then feel which one is right while staying flexible even when they are experiencing adversity.  

An example of where the characteristics of a person with a cleft in their chin might come in handy is a manager who is given a promotion that puts him or her over the entire sales force in a completely different division of the company. He (or she) is charged with making a quick turnaround in the overall profit of the company. This is a situation that calls for both a left and right brain perspective. They need to have a quick assessment of the problem, then come up with possible solutions and yet remain flexible in a "feel your way as you go" approach.

They need to be able to access their left brain's data files while still being able to draw on their right brain's ability to get a gut feel for each member of the current sales force and develop an effective working relationship with them. This manager may realign the territories, create better bonus opportunities and be open to others' suggestions. If they use their right brain, they will not see themselves as always right. Another way to describe these people with a cleft in their chin is that they can "hit the ground running."  

Left and Right Brain Dominance

 

While the left and right brain give us very different views of the world, one is not superior to the other. We really need both halves of our brain working in balance if we want a more integrated and fulfilling life. Despite the fact that we all have both a left and right brain we can easily fall into the trap of developing a preference for one side over the other.

Too much left brain dominance creates a socially stiff personality, lacking in empathy, and focused on their goals with little consideration of others. Life can become more of a mechanical process rather than a lived experience and their best friends are "me", "myself" and "I". Their purpose in life could be summed up with the statement, "He who dies with the most toys wins", seeing life as a mere competition.

On the other hand, people with too much right brain dominance tend to get ground into the dust by our left brained world... a world where the pursuit of abstracts like money and time are more cherished than the experience of a beautiful sunset or even  the joy of life itself. If there is too much right brain dominance the person will feel like they don't belong and will often feel overwhelmed by what can feel to them to be an uncaring, competitive, dog-eat-dog world. At the extreme, these folks are often found living on the street or can wind up in a mental institution or even in prison.

Over two thousand years ago the ancient Greeks discovered that life is best in moderation. In other words, life is best when it is balanced. But how do we achieve balance? Perhaps balance is achieved when we use our greatest human asset which is awareness. If we can determine which side of our brain is our comfort zone then we can make a conscious choice to use the other side of our brain and integrate its strengths. My goal in studying face reading for the past twenty years has been a desire to see and understand each person I meet on a deeper level. In trying to see the world from the other person's perspective I have always hoped to bring greater balance into my own life. Finding your own  personal balance in life is my wish for you too.

Previous newsletters may be found posted on my website: www.amazingfacereading.com   Please take a look.
Thank you for your interest. I welcome your comments, questions and observations. You can e-mail me directly at mac@amazingfacereading.com
or my business partner, Ann Marks,

 

Your feedback is valuable. My goal is to develop and use Amazing Face Reading as a tool to see everyone more clearly and compassionately. I really believe we can understand every person we meet on a deeper level.
  
Kind regards,
Mac
Mac Fulfer