Thursday, July 4, 2013
If this doesn't get you thinking...
When neuroanatomist Jill Bolte Taylor experienced a massive left-brain stroke, she was able to observe in amazing detail as her own mind deteriorated to the point that she could not walk, talk, read, write, or recall any of her life. In the absence of her left brain's function, Jill's consciousness shifted away from normal reality, into right-brain intuitive present-moment thinking, whereby she experienced a profound sense of deep inner peace, feeling herself 'at one with the universe'. Even more fascinating, her perception of the boundary between her body and outside seemed to go fuzzy; the molecules just seemed to merge….
Her story can be taken to question what is “true” reality, if our reality depends on our perception? And what of purpose and happiness when you take this sideways look at things?
Watch and listen to her story here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UyyjU8fzEYU&feature=player_embedded