The brain is like a car repair shop and a flower shop

Our brain consists of two hemispheres – dominant and creative. An illustrative example of these two qualities is a car repair shop (for the dominant hemisphere) and a flower shop (for the creative hemisphere).

Dominant hemisphere


Dominant hemisphere = car service = male principle = logical procedures, problem-solving, measuring, counting. When you come to a car repair shop, you need to fix something, analyze where the fault is, find a solution and fix it. You expect the result to be a repaired car that works.

Creative hemisphere


Creative hemisphere = floristry = feminine principle = creativity, fragrance, colours, emotions. When you come to a flower shop, you don’t bring anything. Most of the time, you don’t even know exactly what you want and what you are going for. You expect it to be somehow creatively resolved on the spot. You can choose from many colour options, fragrances and combinations. You choose with your senses.

And that’s exactly how our brain works. Left-handed people have their hemispheres arranged in a mirror-image manner to right-handed people.

If a left-brained person does not use his/hers two halves of the body correctly – he/she tries to live as a right-handed person (e.g. he writes, cuts with a knife with his right hand, not his left) – he/she behaves like a hidden left-handed person.

In that case, what is going on in his brain? We will try to describe it using the example of a car service and a flower shop.

Just as both of our brain hemispheres are next to each other and inter-connected, so we have the case when the car repair shop and the flower shop are next to each other. They have a connecting door between them. When collaboration is needed, the door opens and collaboration takes place (corpus callosum).

When the hidden left-hander is not using his dominant left hand for activities requiring dominant-hemisphere function, he/she sends these signals to the creative hemisphere with his right hand. It is like the situation when he/she in the fact drives into the flower shop and demands a car repair. The front of the car is stuffed in the door and the frightened flower girls do not know what is wanted of them – they cannot fix the car. But they know there is a garage next door, so they open the connecting door, spread the flowers in the shop to the sides, and let the car drive into the garage. When this situation often repeats, a corridor is created in the flower shop, through which the cars drive into the service and then go out. The number of flowers keeps decreasing and the florists are sad that no one wants them. Over time, the flower shop doesn’t smell nice anymore – it smells like a car repair shop. There are no flowers, and over time, neither there are the florists. However, even the car service is not doing well. The entire interior had to be rearranged to allow cars to come and go through the flower shop. It is inconvenient and narrow, and this often results in waiting lines. Requests for immediate solutions cannot be met immediately. The entire operation of the car service has slowed down.

Neither the car repair shop nor the flower shop is doing well.

A person who lives this way feels similarly. The person is not able to make quick and correct decisions, everything takes them a long time. At the same time, they miss a flower shop with colours, smells, emotions and joy of life. A hidden left-hander may show many, most, or all of the symptoms of incorrect laterality as they age.

What to do with it? If a person tests themselves adequately and finds that they are not living their correct laterality, there is a chance to reverse polarity. And by this to start living the correct laterality.

Then, the cars will go to the service centre through the garage’s main gate. The car service centre will then solve the requests easily and without delay. The florists will return to the flower shop next door and the shop will be filled with colours, scents and beauty again. Everything will gradually settle down and life will begin to flow better.

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