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May 27, 2008



I am so greatful to Eckhart Tolle and Oprah for turning me onto Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor and her beautiful book ""My Stroke of Insight"". Her story is amazing and her gift to all of us is a book purchase away I'm happy to say.

Dr Taylor was a Harvard brain scientist when she had a stroke at age 37. What was amazing was that her left brain was shut down by the stroke - where language and thinking occur - but her right brain was fully functioning. She experienced bliss and nirvana and the way she writes about it (or talks about it in her now famous TED talk) is incredible.

What I took away from Dr. Taylor's book above all, and why I recommend it so highly, is that you don't have to have a stroke or take drugs to find the deep inner peace that she talks about. Her book explains how. ""I want what she's having"", and thanks to this wonderful book, I can! Thank you Dr. Taylor, and thank you Eckhart and Oprah.

Deb Call

Thanks for sharing the book recommendation, Edgar. I'm aware of her story. It is easy to "forget" that deep inner peace is within our grasp!

Tom Volkar / Delightful Work

Hey Deb, thank you friend for me. I was also reading The New earth at the speed of sludge. So when I came over here to see what you were up to I jumped on the idea of reading Chapter 9.

Yes the dialog is much more understandable to me as well. I think the only problem he has with greatness is when we place it in the future. I love this quote.

"What the world doesn't tell you - because it doesn't know - is that you cannot become successful. You can only be successful." I replaced success with great. What do you think?

You cannot become great. You can only be great.

Deb Call

I was also struck with that quote on success too, Tom. I think it applies to greatness as well. It still comes down to getting that inner alignment first. It's the "being" that directs the "doing." So hard for we Westerners to remember that!

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