18+ minutes, that’s all

A friend sent me this TED video today.  For some of you, what Jill Bolte Taylor talks about, will remind you of what you knew long ago, but forgot, because someone taught you to keep your thoughts to yourself.  Others may react with a big “duh”.  And, still others may just go, huh?  All good.  A beautiful talk, with an amazing outcome.  At just under 19 minutes, you really deserve to take a break.





~ by Linda on April 7, 2008.

5 Responses to “18+ minutes, that’s all”

  1. Very cool… I’m sure I’ll watch it again. How do I get to the right side on my own (you know…. w/o having a stroke)?

  2. ack! A curse upon my broken speakers!

  3. Once upon a time I’m pretty sure I knew how to get there. Now I’m afraid to even try. I may not want to come back and I’m still needed here.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

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