Many of us are probably still nursing a citizenship hangover after Tuesday’s elections. Regardless of where we fall ideologically, it’ll take a while to recover from the most expensive campaign season in our nation’s history. That recovery will occur faster if we recognize our biological predisposition toward healing.
Our bodies are proof that we were meant to find balance as we are literally designed to flourish in dichotomies. Many of our muscles work in pairs but often in opposite directions. The left side of the human brain controls the right side of the body while the right side controls the left. Even our perception of the world around us reflects this: the images of the objects we look at appear upside down on our retinas. Our brains automatically correct for this, allowing us to perceive the object right side up.