Posted by: 2in10 | 12/06/2010

insight: what i needed most

Excerpts from Chapter 13 in A Stroke of Insight by Jill Bolte Taylor, Ph.D:

Recovery was a decision I had to make a million times a day. Was I willing to put forth the effort to try?

I realized that the blessing I had received from this experience was the knowledge that deep internal peace is accessible to anyone at any time.

I believe the experience of Nirvana exists in the consciousness of our right hemisphere, and that at any moment, we can choose to hook into that part of our brain.

I have heard doctors say, “If you don’t have your abilities back by six months after your stroke, then you won’t get them back!” Believe me, this is not true. I noticed significant improvement in my brain’s ability to learn and function for eight full years post-stroke, at which point I decided my mind and body were totally recovered.

For my recovery it was critical that we honor the healing power of sleep.

That’s it for tonight, readers. I think there is much in this book that can be extrapolated to cancer. Sleep well and take care,



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