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『My Stroke of Insight』
/ Jill Bolte Taylor (2009, Hodder)
4) Hemispheric Asymmetric
When surgically separated, the two hemispheres
function as two independent brains with unique
personalities, often described as the Dr. Jekyll and
Mr. Hyde phenomenon.
Just opposite to how our right hemisphere thinks
in pictures and perceives the big picture of the present
moment, our left mind thrives on details, details, and
more details about those details.
As a result, our left hemisphere teaches us where
our body begins and ends, and our right hemisphere helps
us place it where we want it to go.
5) Morning of the Stroke
What a bizarre living being I am. Life! I am Life!
I am a sea of water bound inside this membranous pouch.
Here, in this form, I am a conscious mind andthis body is
the vehicle through which I am ALIVE! I am trillions of
cells sharing a common mind. I am here, now, thriving as
life. Wow! What an unfathomable concept! I am cellular life,
no- I am molecular life with manual dexterity and a cognitive
6) Bare to the Bone
My left hemisphere had been trained to perceive myself
as a solid , separate from others. Now, released from toast
restrictive circuitry my right hemisphere relished in its
attachment to the eternal flow. I was no longer isolated and
alone. My soul was as big as the universe and frolicked with
glee in a boundless sea.
7) My Right and Left Minds
Freed from all perception of boundaries, my right mind
proclaims, "I am a part of it all. We are brothers and
sisters on this planet. We are here to help make this world
a more peaceful and kinder place." My right mind sees unity
among all living entities, and I am hopeful that you are
intimately aware of this character within yourself.
8) Tending the Garden
I think Gandhi was right when he said, "We must be the
change we want to see in the world." I find that my right
hemisphere consciousness is eager for us to take that next
giant leap for mankind and step to the right so we can
evolve this planet into the peaceful and loving place
we yearn for it to be.
↑Thank You for One Click
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