Accidental being


I just read a fascinating article in the NY Times this morning about woman named Jill Bolte Taylor, a neuroscientist who suffered a stroke in 1996 that completely changed her life…for the better. Through the severe damage that the stroke caused in her left hemisphere, she was left for a time with only right brain awareness and an overwhelming sense of presence. This state of being and experience outside of ego (constructed by the left brain) is one of the main goals of meditation. It is also worth listening to her short talk about her experience at TED.


  1. Mom says:

    I thought of you when I read that.