I would like to share a very meaningful video with you, called “Stroke of Insight”.
You wake up tomorrow morning and start getting ready for work just as any other weekday of your life. But something about your routine doesn’t seem right. You are about to experience a brain stroke but you have no idea that all the symptoms you are experiencing are signs of a brain stroke…YET.
Luckily, most of us will never get to experience a brain stroke first hand. But imagine if you did. And you SURVIVED it! What would you remember from that experience? What would you learn? Will you be a changed person or will you go back to what you were before?
In this 18-minute video, you will learn not only what brain stroke feels like to our physical body but what happens to our spiritual body at the same time. And the survivor is none other than neuroanatomist Jill Bolte Taylor. She had an opportunity that a few brain scientists would wish for. This is a powerful story of recovery and awareness — of how our brains define us and connect us to the world and to one another.
I highly recommend that you set aside 18 minutes of your day and watch the video. There is so much to learn from it. And you may be quite surprised to what a brain stroke can teach you about the meaning of your own existence.
Jill’s encounter led her to be chosen in the TIME Magazine’s 100 Most Influencial People in the World in 2008. In addition, Jill will be featured on Oprah on Monday, May 12, in the Soul Series webcast with Oprah Winfrey. Each segment of Jill’s four-part interview with Oprah will air for the next four Mondays starting May 12.If you want to read more about her, you can visit her web site at http://www.drjilltaylor.com/.
© 2008 Zoe Vaklinova – All Rights Reserved
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