Is It Possible for Left-Brained People to Meditate or Develop ESP?

I'm in a minority of people who have no right-brain skills. I have no ability to remember or create images, sounds, tastes, smells, or touch in my mind. I think completely in information.

Meditation always seems to be a guided sensory experience, where you are told to see, hear, feel, etc. People who get into this state report higher awareness and sometimes extra-sensory intuitions. But what if you have no sensory imagination? How do you get into a trance-state and experience ESP?

Does anyone here have this limitation or know a way around it?

asked 14 Mar '13, 21:24

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edited 15 Mar '13, 03:31

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that you use more the right or the left part of the brain. for meditation it is awareness focus attention.That is require the most so it is in the visual cortex: in the middle of the brain towards the back. As for the meditation in it self you need to fix a point in front of you that is not there. to not bind your self to image. the usefulness comes from what is not there. You must not focus to strong or to little it will probably take you 2 weeks to-

(18 Mar '13, 02:25) white tiger

find the right balence,similar to when you first learned to use the bike,even if you got on the bike it took you 2 weeks to find the right balence and stop going to much to the left or to much to the right.Buddha compare it to a musical instrument that need to have the string not to loose and not to tight,to play nice music.And jesus say it also:

(18 Mar '13, 02:59) white tiger

Jesus said to them, "When you make the two into one, and when you make the inner like the outer and the outer like the inner, and the upper like the lower, and when you make male and female into a single one, so that the male will not be male nor the female be female, when you make eyes in place of an eye, a hand in place of a hand, a foot in place of a foot, an image in place of an image, then you will enter [the kingdom]."

(18 Mar '13, 03:00) white tiger

Thirty spokes share the wheel's hub; It is the center hole that makes it useful. Shape clay into a vessel; It is the space within that makes it useful. Cut doors and windows for a room; It is the holes which make it useful. Therefore profit comes from what is there; Usefulness from what is not there.

(18 Mar '13, 03:04) white tiger

are you able to use your doors and windows(eyes) and gaze at something in normal life? if the answer is yes then you can meditate. And the fact that you have wrote this question i did not even have to ask this question. But i have asked it anny way to make you realize.

(18 Mar '13, 03:12) white tiger

the knowledge is spread around the world like a puzzle,division is the only thing making the image of the puzzle not being seen. A road map as been left for the seeker that have eyes to see and ear to hear.I have add the experience of finding the place with out the map. solve that duality and division in truth and you will also find and be set free.All the jewel left some pieces of the puzzle similar to a raid 5 array. With only one disk you have only some pieces of the puzzle.

(18 Mar '13, 03:44) white tiger
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Hi, that is a great question. I think that it may provide a very useful perspective to hear the TED talk given by Jill Boylte Taylor. She is a neuro scientist who suffered a stroke and documented the whole experience. It is both enlightening and emotional to hear from someone who is so left brained totally give credibility to every spiritual. Here is the link. If it does not work, just google TED talks, Jill Boytle Taylor and it will come up.

I hope her perspective helps. I have used her talk in workshops as I found that anyone can relate to her viewpoint - whether left or right brained. much love, Lindsay


answered 15 Mar '13, 13:20

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What she said about the left/right brain consciousness/capabilities made perfect sense. I seem to be completely left-brained, as she describes it. Very interesting lecture. I'll definitely check out more of her videos. Thank you for the link.

(18 Mar '13, 00:33) Damien

who said that you have limitation?And why do you believe that you have limitation? could it be that that veil that you put on to blind your self that you are not aware of is your own self imposse limitation?true meditation is not a guided sensory experience using imagination it is a perception of your own awareness that wakes up and seek truth removing your own self imposse veil or moral filter impossed by your own choice.

The question you ask right now is like how do i drive my car with out having sight but you forgot that you have put something on your eyes to not see. But if you prefer to listen to so called expert that will say just vizualise and imagine the road in front of you and drive your car.You might have accident or end up where you do not want to go. But if you ask me i want to see,i say to you remove that veil that you have put in front of your eyes then you can start to drive the car for real and go where you want to.

visualization and imagination are good for mental imagery to understand or develop concept.Or can be use for relaxation or entertainement.

How do you get into a trance-state and experience ESP?

Simple by being aware. you want to meditate sit down in a peacefull place and wait and keep watch,make thine eyes single, fix a spot in front of you that is not there and stay aware. your awareness will sharpen and become more deep and you will be more aware. like everything else practice makes perfect. how long did it take you to be aware and learn to walk?How long did you practice? How long should one practice and get better at something?

Those question are the one that come more often. but just by the example that i have given you,even you can answer those question by your self. that is the first goal of meditation being aware and know your self,in to the out and out to the in.

Jesus said, "Those who seek should not stop seeking until they find. When they find, they will be disturbed. When they are disturbed, they will marvel, and will reign over all. [And after they have reigned they will rest.]"

Jesus said, "Know what is in front of your face, and what is hidden from you will be disclosed to you.

For there is nothing hidden that will not be revealed. [And there is nothing buried that will not be raised.]"

His disciples asked him and said to him, "Do you want us to fast? How should we pray? Should we give to charity? What diet should we observe?"

Jesus said, "Don't lie, and don't do what you hate, because all things are disclosed before heaven. After all, there is nothing hidden that will not be revealed, and there is nothing covered up that will remain undisclosed."

Jesus saw some babies nursing. He said to his disciples, "These nursing babies are like those who enter the (Father's) kingdom."

They said to him, "Then shall we enter the (Father's) kingdom as babies?"

Jesus said to them, "When you make the two into one, and when you make the inner like the outer and the outer like the inner, and the upper like the lower, and when you make male and female into a single one, so that the male will not be male nor the female be female, when you make eyes in place of an eye, a hand in place of a hand, a foot in place of a foot, an image in place of an image, then you will enter [the kingdom]."

Jesus said, "If your leaders say to you, 'Look, the (Father's) kingdom is in the sky,' then the birds of the sky will precede you. If they say to you, 'It is in the sea,' then the fish will precede you. Rather, the (Father's) kingdom is within you and it is outside you.

When you know yourselves, then you will be known, and you will understand that you are children of the living Father. But if you do not know yourselves, then you live in poverty, and you are the poverty."

is there a spot that you cannot pass?

be aware seek the truth.

eventually you will see the light have understanding,experience and enjoy.

So let there be light,Be the light that you can be,experience and enjoy.


answered 14 Mar '13, 22:48

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white tiger

edited 14 Mar '13, 23:14

guided meditations are not the only means to achieve altered states to get closer to the source of your creativity. by your posted answers, you are already a genius at concrete-abstract conceptualization and space-time manipulation. it is a matter of developing your preferred faculties to enjoy life more fully. start out with dreams, nature and chakra work. expand, explore, experiment and experience.


from the harvard mahoney neuroscience institute: Growing the Brain through Meditation

web pages:

Many of us left-brainers fail at the standard meditations.

Meditation Practice For Left-Brain Logical Thinkers

quieting the mind and stilling the body has been a fundamental part of most spiritual traditions.

Areas of the brain activated during meditation

Most people are left-brain dominant, according to neuroanatomist Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor of the Midwest Proton Radiotherapy Institute and spokesperson for the Harvard Tissue Resource Center (Brain Bank).

For a long time I had tried and could not meditate

authentic forms of communication, self-expression and being


answered 17 Mar '13, 22:33

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Thanks for these fantastic resources. The statement in the first link about feeling calm and 'in-the-zone' when writing software really resonated with me. This is very much like when a right-brain person relaxes by going into their imagination. The common link seems to be that deep concentration is relaxing- whatever kind you're capable of. I'm going to check out all these sites. Thanks again.

(18 Mar '13, 00:31) Damien

@damien: i graciously welcome your generous appreciation. in my case, i will only award points if i reach 1k.

(18 Mar '13, 23:09) don
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