14 Replies to “I have no idea what to call this”

  1. Thanks Lucy. I also thought she looked a bit like me. I’m not sure that I found that a happy conclusion but that thought is probably not worth exploring.

  2. Phew. Thanks Ivy. (I’ll pay you later) 😀

    mb, I’m glad you enjoyed it. Remarkable is indeed the word to use.

  3. God, that was wonderful. What an amazing woman….
    The question that hangs wonderfully in the air after that is, of course, how? How do we chose to live in the right hemisphere.
    I experienced the same sort of euphoria on ayahuasca: ‘Everyone in the world must feel this. Everyone must know that the world is such beautiful, whole and complete place. Why though do you have to go into the Brazilian rainforest to see it? Why doesn’t this insight come from the tap?’
    A mystery, obviously.


  4. I’m still on dial-up – the only choice I have out in the country – is there a transcript available – I’m unable to find one.


  5. Thank you so much my dear – abundant blessings to you!
    hugs from PA

    ps – just finished watching Ram Dass “Fierce Grace” – have you seen it yet?
    full of wisdom

  6. I read “My Stroke of Insight” in one sitting – I couldn’t put it down. I laughed. I cried. It was a fantastic book (I heard it’s a NYTimes Bestseller and I can see why!), but I also think it will be the start of a new, transformative Movement! No one wants to have a stroke as Jill Bolte Taylor did, but her experience can teach us all how to live better lives. Her TED.com speech was one of the most incredibly moving, stimulating, wonderful videos I’ve ever seen. Her Oprah Soul Series interviews were fascinating. They should make a movie of her life so everyone sees it. This is the Real Deal and gives me hope for humanity.

  7. Thank you for that. Jill Bolte Taylor’s My Stroke of Insight is one of the most incredible stories I’ve heard in a long time. Her TEDTalk video blew my mind wide open to new possibilities. On the one hand, there’s what she went through and how she emerged from it. On the other hand, there’s what she can teach all of us.
    I saw the 4 part Oprah interview on Oprah dot com Soul Series and I did learn a lot from that, but I’d like to find our more of how to do what Dr. Taylor did, without having a stroke of course!
    Thin how many of us are living too much in the head, and not the heart. And of course, you can’t get more left brain than a Harvard Brain Scientist. Isn’t it ironic that she should be the one to have the stroke and transform from the quintessential left brainer into this “”seen the light”” disciple of finding inner peace?
    I hope this movement keeps going. Maybe there will be My Stroke of Insight classes where we can practice what Jill Bolte Taylor is preaching.

  8. The New York Times Sunday Newspaper on May 25 had a great two page article on Jill Bolte Taylor and her book, “MY STROKE OF INSIGHT”. Her book is a must read and this NY Times article – called “A Superhighway to bliss” is worth checking out too.

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