Let's Choose Our Right Minds!
My friend Tony called pretty late on Thursday night and told me I had to watch this video from TED. He said to call him back no matter how late and tell him what I thought.
Well, we had a great conversation centered around this very powerful and emotional presentation by Jill Bolte Taylor, a neuroanatomist who suffered a stroke and lived to tell all about it.
One of my master mind groups here in Fargo read Daniel Pink's A Whole New Mind and we have done a lot of discussing about the right and the left hemispheres of our brains, but not to the extent Jill talks about in this video. However, as we are now studying Eckhart Tolle's A New Earth, I find there is a connection.
I was very moved by this presentation, and find that more and more of my conversations seem to involve the level of authenticity and even spirituality I sensed from Ms. Taylor in this presentation. She reminds us to choose where we'd like to spend our time, and indicates that we might be able to consciously choose our "right minds." I think we're getting closer to being able to bring the best of ourselves to our conversations at work and at home and our families and businesses and communities are going to benefit greatly from this authenticity.
What are your thoughts?
If you want to be part of a grassroots junior TED event, consider coming to the Bigger Small Talk Summit here in Fargo June 10-11. We will be using Open Space to create opportunities to present topics we're passionate about and want to share. The website will be coming back online April 1, so watch for details to follow there.
Maybe you've got a story like Jill Bolte Taylor's you'd like to share. I can guarantee we'll have an audience for you in Fargo!