I would like to share a video that changed the way I see the world as well as my place within it. It is not directly link to the environment but it is a great lesson that reconnects us to everything in the universe. It explains not only how much we are connected but also how important it is for human’s well being to feel connected.
Neuro-anatomist Jill Bolte Taylor had a massive stroke, the left side of her brain, stopped working and she had the opportunity to study it from within. She explains how our brain works and how it connects us to the world and to one another. When her left-brain shut down she found “nirvana”. “I felt enormous and expansive, I felt one with all the energies there was and it was beautiful there”. She came to the conclusion that society would be a better place if we all choose to step into the right hemisphere of our brain.
Your left-brain is what makes you an individual, separated from the rest, with all your knowledge, experience and personality. The right hemisphere of your brain is a totally different place, where you are, “an energy being connected to the energy all around” you. “We are brother and sister on this planet, here to make the world a better place and in this moment, we are perfect, we are all and we are beautiful”.
Her experience opens up the doors of a world filled with love, compassion and peace. It is a wake up call for this individualistic and objective society to nurture our creativity, emotions and most importantly the present moment.
Jill Bolte Taylor’s stroke of insight on TED