●Imagine this – loosing the use of yr left brain – Dr JB Taylor did & it took 8 yrs to relearn everything!


“Jill Bolte Taylor got a research opportunity few brain scientists would wish for: She had a massive stroke, and watched as her brain functions — motion, speech, self-awareness — shut down one by one. An astonishing story.” TED

TED Talk – My stroke of insight
Filmed Feb 2008 [15,245,401 views to date May 2014]
Taylor’s understanding of a human being is that we are

50 trillion cells functioning in purposeful harmony. The two hemispheres of our brain are yoked opposites: limit-setting rationality (time, judgment, ego) in perpetual interplay with the eternal and unbounded now. Together and only together, do these two halves of our awareness make our human destiny…..” – Dr J B Taylor web site

Photo by photojennic (Flickr) – Bergisches Land, Germany


UPDATE – From Jill Taylor – Wednesday, 8th October ’08 5:25 PM
Subject: Airing on Oprah on Oct 21st!

Hello Friends,
I am now scheduled to air on Oprah TV on Oct 21st!

That could change again, of course, but for now this is what we know!
I wish you a heart filled with Joy Joy Joy!


I must be willing to give up what I am in order to become what I will be.

This morning I heard Taylor, a brain specialist, being interviewed on the BBC Radio’s Outlook program. I found it fascinating and shocking, Taylor’s experience of having had a stroke when 37 year old, resulting in loosing the use of her left brain and having the brain capacity of a baby – it took Taylor over a year or was it 4 – to understand that 1 + 1 is 2!
Taylor’s experience taught her that, “…deep internal peace is accessible to anyone at any time…..My stroke of insight would be: Peace is only a thought away and all we have to do to access it is silence the voice of our dominating left mind…”

You can listen to the interview on BBC Radio’s Website – Outlook program
Look for:
Thursday 15th May – Rebuilding My Brain

Available For Only The Next 6 Days – Ad Free! & Cost Free!

I’m not sure if you can download it as a podcast or MP3 file
I looked to see if i could find them but have run out of time
NB audio files chomp loads of broadband! [bandwidth?]
grrrrrrr – jargon challenged!

Taylor has written a book about her experience – …My Stroke Of Insight

Book Not available in South Africa [yet]
@ Exclusive Books [not listed on either of their data bases – south africa]

…….The book is available at stores all over the US and through mazon.com! enjoy! Jill

Message from Jill Taylor
19.09.08 – Hi everyone! The airing of my interview on the Oprah show has been postponed from Sept 23rd. We don’t know the new air date yet. Please keep an eye on my web-site at drjilltaylor.com or on the Oprah.com web-site for the new air date. I will try to give you a few days advance warning but I am traveling a lot this Fall [autumn] and may not be able to.

Thanks for your continued enthusiastic support of my endeavors. I value the
gift you are to the world and to my life.

I must be willing to give up what I am in order to become what I will be.

– 14.9.08 Message from Jill
Hello friends, My Stroke of Insight is being translated into 20 different
languages and I am currently scheduled to be on Oprah on Sept 23rd. I taped last Thursday with Oprah and Dr. Oz and I brought beautiful brains for show and tell!
Life is a blessing.

3 Responses to “●Imagine this – loosing the use of yr left brain – Dr JB Taylor did & it took 8 yrs to relearn everything!”

  1. How exciting to find this on your blog! The book is available at stores all over the US and through Amazon.com! enjoy! Jill

  2. 2 Parkar

    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.

  3. 3 hoh

    “Somehow i missed the point. Probably lost in translation”
    it is a tad abstract i guess!
    i recoment you listen to her talking about her experience – it gave me some insight into how our sense of self is made up by both left and right sides of our brain working in harmony and that if one side isn’t functioning we are in big trouble!
    fortunately the side that this person lost helped her to understand a whole differnt type of reality and as a brain scientist it has helped her to understand her field better
    can you imagine taking 4 yrs to understand what one is? and being able to add one plus one?!

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