This Harvard-trained brain researcher had a stroke and while she lost half of her brain she survived and came back with some amazing information. Learning from an experience like this is truly inspirational, to say the least.
She is Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor and is a published Neuroanatomist. She was able to experience firsthand what it means to only have access to the right hemisphere of her brain. While it has been quite a few years since her ordeal the story she has to offer is one we should all take the time to hear.
She has shared her amazing story on the TED stage and answered the biggest question of all, ‘what is the mystery of life?’ The state of being in which Bolte Taylor says she experienced is one I cannot fathom. She was given an incredible opportunity through having a stroke. It seems we are the lucky ones in this, as we get to hear the story of a brain scientist who could articulate the experience that she has gone through.
“We are energy-beings connected to one another through the consciousness of our right hemispheres as one human family. And right here, right now, we are brothers and sisters on this planet, here to make the world a better place. And in this moment we are perfect, we are whole and we are beautiful.”
While it took Bolte Taylor eight whole years to completely recover from her stroke she is now able to share her story with the world and from her experience we have much to learn. We are separated when it comes to the left hemisphere of our brains the right hemisphere truly is a place of deep inner-peace.
“So who are we? We are the life-force power of the universe, with manual dexterity and two cognitive minds. And we have the power to choose, moment by moment, who and how we want to be in the world.”
I strongly recommend that you take the time to truly listen to the TED talk below where Bolte Taylor tells her truly inspirational story and really let it sink in. We are destined for so much more in this life. We must really take the measures needed to get where we need to be in life.