“Who are we? We are the life-force power of the universe with manual dexterity and two cognitive minds and we have the power to choose moment by moment who and how we want to be in the world.”
~ Jill Bolte Taylor ~
Just how great a role does our brain play in our experience of life?
Neuroanatomist Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor found out one morning when a stroke seriously damaged the left hemisphere of her brain.
Fortunately for us, she had the will to survive and heal so that she might share her experiences. Her amazing story enlightens us through what she both lost and gained.
As her left brain became more and more incapacitated, she lost her sense of time and boundaries, her ability to walk, talk, read and comprehend numbers, her ability to think things through logically. She lost much of her memory and her sense of self, but she also shed the stress of her life and, as she puts it, “37 years of emotional baggage.”
As her right brain took over, she experienced the euphoria of knowing that she was one with the universe. She believes she found nirvana, and as she has brought her left brain back to health, she has resolved to maintain a strong connection with this innate sense of peace and joy.
What’s clear from her experience is that we each hold the power to access deep peace and joy. As a gift to us, she mapped the groundwork so that we may seek the beauty and power of whole-brain living without suffering the trauma of stroke, as she did. Her assurance that blissful experiences of peace and joy are hard-wired into us can inspire us to find the pathways there.
Who are we when we ease the dominance of left-brain thinking and open up to our creative, expansive, intuitive right side?
How does our left-brain thinking serve us? How does it sabotage our dreams?
How can we experience our innate euphoria?
There are huge benefits to exploring the mysteries of consciousness… and this is our journey at Higher Awareness. We hope you’ll continue to travel it with us!