Create clarity

We all need clarity in our communication.

Expressing our ideas before we have gained clarity can limit how we focus our message and also others’ understanding. So the motivation for our seeking clarity is strong. However, whether we arrive at clarity is based on our process. We cannot think ourselves there.

Clarity is not logical. Maybe it’s circular or haphazard. It’s anything but linnear. So for us to reach it, we must exercise another part of our brain than the thinking or logical part. The logical part is the left hemisphere. We must find clarity tapping our right hemisphere.

According to a fellow blogger: “The right brain …  excels in visual, spatial, perceptual, and intuitive information…For the right brain, processing happens very quickly …The right brain looks at the whole picture and quickly seeks to determine the spatial relationships of all the parts… The right brain has been associated with the realm of creativity. (click here for the full commentary)

creativity_comes from the right

Let me give you an example.  When I’m stuck on problem-solving, whether I’m in need of a solution, a distinction, or a way to relate to a specific audience, I do no good sitting in front of my computer, wracking my brain.  Nor is it any good for me to research and compile more and more information. In that case my focus is technical. I am pushing myself to find resolution in a space it doesn’t live.

The best thing I can do is to invest my energy in my artistic side. For me, this means plugging my headphones into a music source, finding something that connects to the mood I’m in and just focus there. Don’t think. Let inspiration take over. Clarity comes from indescribable elements, from non-technical, non-intellectual sources that speak to us.

Do you need clarity? Tap into artistic sources that work for you – gardening, playing an instrument, dancing, baking, photography, or whatever activity speaks to your spirit. Tune into it. Let clarity come. Then express yourself.

Let me know how this works for you and if you’d like to schedule a mini-workshop in developing clarity for you and others in your firm.

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On June 28th, 2013, posted in: clarity, clutter, in the flow, inspiration by