Quotation by Edward T. Hall

When Western people train the mind, the focus is generally on the left hemisphere of the cortex, which is the portion of the brain that is concerned with words and numbers. We enhance the logical, bounded, linear functions of the mind. In the East, exercises of this sort are for the purpose of getting in tune with the unconscious—to get rid of boundaries, not to create them.
Edward T. Hall (b. 1914), U.S. anthropologist. "The East and the West," The Dance of Life: The Other Dimension of Time, Doubleday (1983).
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