Tuesday, March 25, 2008

18 minutes that will change your life

That's what watching this video will do: change your life. It will change forever the way you imagine your brain. The way you understand your relationship to the world, physiologically, psychologically, and spiritually. Watching this was one of the most profound experiences I've ever had.

Watch it, and tell me how it affected you.

10 comments:

maggie, dammit said...

I saw this last week, and I totally agree. I spent the rest of the night trying to crawl into the other side of my brain. It didn't work... but I'm not giving up.

What an amazing woman.

Ducky said...

Thank you so much for posting that video. I'm totally crying and I can't wait to show this to my boyfriend who has epilepsy. Simply, amazing.

Jessie Mae said...

Oh wow. That is really, really beautiful.

mary said...

It was great how she was able to retain her analytical side enough that she could gather the info and share it. I noticed one comment which that was posted stating it was garbage and she couldn't be a REAL scientist....guess he was using his left side to come up with that thought.
I know a few angry war loving people I'd like to shove over to the right side thinking.Think they'd take a drawing class? Creativity heals on many levels.
There are so many similar stories from near death experiences that have been shared in books and thankfully been recorded...though they are considered BS by many who must live it themselves to believe it.
Being a space shot who veers off course at times I'm glad to have a left side to get my %^%$taxes done. : ) la la la

Lindsay said...

Beautiful. Sort of.

Fibro-fog can be kind of like only being able to be in one half of the brain at a time - but sometimes you still hear the static from the other side.

I can stare for unknown amounts of time at the prismatic colors my skin makes in the sunlight, and i fancy i can see the individual cell walls. Yes, things are beautiful and entrancing and amazing on the "la la land" side... but that side isn't always capable (IME) of remembering what exactly it's supposed to care about.

Amusingly enough, i totally forgot the other bits i wanted to mention. Ah well. They'll come back or they won't. :)

Harriet said...

Sounds kind of like some, um, experimentation I did back in the late 1970s. There was this one time I thought feathers were woven into my skin and spent hours staring at them . . . But no, I wouldn't want to spend the rest of my life in la-la land. We need them both.

But I just love the way this woman brings them together through her experiences and words. It's awesome.

Anonymous said...

Amazing and touching. Thank you so much for posting this.

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Anonymous said...

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