Getting Orientated

from a photo by Roghaye Arabpour

When you want to perceive the true facts of reality for listening, looking, or remembering something in the outside environment, there is a best place for the mind’s eye to go to within your mind. That best place will align your mind’s eye with the input coming into your sense organs. When the mind’s eye lines up with the input of your sense organs, it is now perceiving accurately the information that is coming into the brain. Ron Davis calls this your Optimal Orientation Point.

Now, not all of us have our natural orientation point in this optimal orientation point place. That is why
some people are neurodiverse. This is why some people have exceptional gifts and talents.

Why would this optimal orientation point be better than your natural orientation point? If your natural orientation point is far away from the optimal orientation point, then when you are “orientated” your perception is slightly or substantially skewed. If it is slightly skewed, it probably isn’t causing you any problems. If it is substantially skewed, you may be a person who is really bothered by loud noises or overwhelmed by bright lights. Maybe you may mispronounce some words or you often misunderstand what is said to you. Maybe you easily trip when walking or you have difficulty remembering where your hotel is in a new city. You may even have dyslexia, dyscalculia, dyspraxia, dysgraphia, ADHD, or autism.

Ron Davis, in his books, The Gift of Dyslexia and The Gift of Learning, explains how to get your optimal
orientation point for your mind’s eye. This is the first step in understanding how to control your
disorientation. This step is knowing when you are orientated.

For someone with dyslexia, ADHD, dyscalculia, or autism, this is the first step to correcting their difficulties.
However, the benefits of knowing when you are disorientated and how to control your mind’s eye are a
“superpower” for anyone. Once you can control your mind’s eye to orientate when you want and need it
to, you are in control of your intelligence. Once you become aware that you are disorientating, you can
discover what things are confusing you and how to eliminate them. This enables you to resist your
intelligence pulling you around without your permission.

So, would it be better to just be oriented all the time? Absolutely not! And, more on that next time.