Jill Bolte Taylor’s TED Talk on changing states of consciousness is considered one of the Top 10 TED Talks of all-time. Luckily, you don’t need to suffer a massive stroke to experience what she’s talking about. A dose of shrooms and the right environment may do the trick.
Neuroanatomist Jill Bolte Taylor had an opportunity few brain scientists would wish for: One morning, she realized she was having a massive stroke. As it happened — as she felt her brain functions slip away one by one, speech, movement, understanding — she studied and remembered every moment. This TED Talk is a powerful story about how our brains define us and connect us to the world and to one another.
Jill Bolte Taylor’s Stroke of Insight Interview with Oprah
“When we are being compassionate, we consider another’s circumstance with love rather than judgement… To be compassionate is to move into the right here, right now with an open heart consciousness and a willingness to be supportive.” - Jill Bolte Taylor, My Stroke of Insight: A Brain Scientist’s Personal Journey