Book: My Stroke of Insight / Jill Bolte Taylor

A profound story, told with great clarity and caring. The author was a Ph.D. Neuroanatomist when she had a stroke in the left hemisphere of her brain that left her in a state of consciousness she likens to Nirvana, feeling at one with the universe, but unable to perceive time, objects, or language the way she had. Over ten years she recovered these abilities, while retaining her ability to connect with the right-mind consciousness that graced her with peace and compassion. She was also able to remember her observations as a scientist throughout the entire experience. It’s a fascinating read, even more riveting for me as it ties in so neatly with the cyber/hobo, indoor/outdoor dualities that pervade my life and personality.

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