“The experience of Nirvana exists in the consciousness of our right hemisphere, and at any moment, we can choose to hook into that part of our brain.” ~ Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor, Neuroanatomist
With the exception of the arts, our culture largely neglects and dismisses metaphoric and symbolic knowing. The field of depth psychology has attempted to rectify this, along with all those who champion the arts.
Physics has demonstrated that we are not mere isolated bodies in the world. We operate within a field of creative energy. Our brain has different parts. Because of the way it is designed, the left hemisphere of our brain can’t detect these fields of creative energy. Aesthetic feeling can only be known through right brain processes.
In other words, deep intelligence lies beyond our thinking minds but we can’t access it through rational or purely physically sensory ways of knowing.
We must engage the language of the right hemisphere which is metaphor.