Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor

Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor, Ultimate Success Quotes

Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor

Unfortunately, as a society, we do not teach our children that they need to tend carefully the garden of their minds. Without structure, censorship, or discipline, our thoughts run rampant on automatic. Because we have not learned how to more carefully manage what goes on inside our brains, we remain vulnerable to not only what other people think about us, but also to advertising and/or political manipulation.

Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor

We all have the power to choose, moment by moment, who and how we want to be in the world.

Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor


When we live our lives through the intention of our right minds, and use the skill sets of both minds to achieve our goals, we become a whole-brained and more balanced society.

Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor

We’re not in a balanced brain society; we’re spending most of our time in our left hemispheres, which brings us our stress.

Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor


Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor had the unique experience of being a neuroscientist who was able to observe the process of her own stroke. At the age of 37, she woke up to squeezing pain behind her eye. Over the course of 4 hours, she watched her brain’s ability to function severely deteriorate. She has described it as “becoming an infant in a woman’s body.”

Prior to the stroke, Dr. Taylor had dedicated her life to working on behalf of those with mental illness. What she experienced during the stroke convinced her that we all need to balance our brain function. Dr. Taylor describes the left brain as detail, what’s wrong or what’s different oriented, and the right brain as connection, love, and, one-ness oriented.

As a scientist, Dr. Taylor was accustomed to giving considerable, if not all of her, attention to the observations and directions of her left brain. The all-encompassing, emotional, and unifying sensations and thoughts from her right brain that occurred during the stroke showed her the value of living from a perspective of wholeness.

“Nirvana is just a thought away’, she is known to say. She counsels others to spend more time cultivating the moments of expansiveness, peace and unity as a path to creating a better world for us all.




My Stroke of Insight, Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor, Available at Amazon

Available at Amazon



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