My eyes opened when I experienced The Brain Program. It cannot be helped, you cannot fight it, it will happen. But that was how I was living my life before—I just let it happen. I was spending my life just waiting for something to happen in my life, forsomething to change in my life for the better.
“I was in the habit of living my life in response to my environment, to what went on around me. I did not take control of or responsibility for anything that happened in my life. I was a right-brained person adapting to a basal-left brain existence—going with the flow and trying to fulfill what was expected of me. I took other peoples’ assessments and judgements of me far more seriously than my own convictions about what I wanted to do with my life. Above all I was afraid of taking any risks!
“Then I attended Taylor’s The Brain Program. Since then, things have really changed in my life; changed for the better. They didn’t change overnight and sometimes the changes were slow, subtle realizations. But as I learn more about who I am innately, I am learning to take some risks.
“For example, I came away from the seminar with the feeling that I wanted to pursue a specific course of study. What was the risk? I started Graduate School! I put my whole heart into it. Part way into the program, I decided that this specific career path was not what I wanted to do with my life, after all.
“The riskworked out quite differently from my original expectations. Yet I gave myself permission to pursue this endeavor and to find out what it was all about. After throwing myself into it with all my heart, I said, “Next.” But it was my choice. I let go of everybody else’s expectations and started to look at what I truly wanted to do. I spent more time evaluating what I really wanted out of life.
“What was my next risk? I’m pursuing the career that I felt was my calling in my youth. I’m hiring a vocal coach and plan to go back to Cabaret work. Talk about putting your heart and soul on the line! This is going to be a major challenge, and I will come out of this pursuit even stronger because the only expectation I have is that I be the best and do the best that I can do.
“In addition, I’ve taken a job with more responsibility than I ever thought I could handle. Even with several adaptive right-brain conflicts, I’m doing great. I have learned to go into my left brain when the circumstance calls for it, yet I don’t have to stay there for long periods of time or live there!
“Yes, exploring yourself can be a long road, or a bunch of short trips. You have to begin by risking putting your toes on the first brick of that road. I’m looking forward to my road having twists and turns, forks, switchbacks, and off and on ramps. My headlights are on and I can see where I’m going. The bottom line is that I’m focused on something that is vitally important to me—and I’m taking a risk!
Note: David can be reached at https://www.facebook.com/dave.levasseur.75.