“I realized, ‘Oh my gosh! I’m having a stroke! I’m having a stroke!’ The next thing my brain says to me is, ‘Wow! This is so cool! How many brain scientists have the opportunity to study their own brain from the inside out?’”
Jill Bolte Taylor is a brain researcher who studied her own stroke as it happened. In her TED talk, A Stroke of Insight, this amazing lady tells her story.
Imagine being consciously aware you are having a stroke and watching as your body loses its ability to function. It took Jill 8 years to recover from her stroke but in doing so she learnt that we really are a life force and have the power to choose who, how and what we want to be in the world.
Who do you want to be? What do you want to do? Sometimes universe steps in and tells you it is time to change, remember Jill’s comment, “I’m a very busy woman, I don’t have time for a stroke! Well I can’t stop it so I’ll just do this for a week or two then I’ll get back to my routine.”
It is interesting that Jill’s first thought was not so much that she’s having a stroke and concern for her health but more that she didn’t have time to have one! How often do you think “I don’t have time for….”
If you want to get back control of your life, join me on my two day SPARK workshop on 15 & 16 June at the Soul Blazing Sanctuary in Sherman Oaks. To find out more details, visit the Soul Blazing website.