A Stroke of Insight

Today I heard a re-broadcast of Jill Bolte Taylor on Terry Gross’ “Fresh Aire.” It led me to discover her presentation on “TED,” which you can find here. The link to the Terry Gross interview is here.

Dr. Taylor is a neuro-anatomist who had a massive stroke, and watched as her brain functions – motion, speech, self-awareness – shut down one by one. In the TED interview, she describes not merely the stroke, but the powerful and moving insight it gave her into spirituality and the human condition.

I have not been moved so significantly in many, many years. Watch the TED video – please.

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