When Jill Bolte Taylor awoke one morning in ’96 to find she was having a stroke in her left brain lobe, she was in a unique position to understand what was taking place. She is a doctor, a doctor of the brain; a nuero-anatomist.
The liberation from her left brain, which is that part of our brain that takes the present stimuli and places that data into the context of past and future, allowed her to experience herself as one limitless being. A being connected to everything around her. She experienced nirvana.
Dr. Taylor challenges us to chose in our daily actions an idea. The idea is whether we will embrace what she calls our “deep inner peace circuitry.” It’s a powerful message delivered in a powerful talk.
From the TED talks (Technology Entertainment and Design), Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor: