Jill Bolte Taylor is a scientist who has experienced the full potential of the brain through a brain hemorrhage and in this article today I would like to connect this with meditation. Later in this article there is a link to an amazing presentation by her.
Now. First I will explain to you how I got into meditation:
I had the luck to get fired with a big bunch of money. I had the luck of making the decision to leave my stressful Norwegian girlfriend. I had the luck of making the decision to travel more slowly. I had the luck of finding good books about meditation and finding good books about success and learning how to lead my own life more effectively. I also had the luck of a good education from Sweden and a mother and a father who raised me well and gave me good knowledge about many things including philosophy and psychology.
And finally I had the luck one day to be so damn hangover that I actually did not want to go out from my little hut in the middle of a Mekong delta in the south of Laos and on this one day I was lucky enough to make the decision to actually try meditation and on this day for the first time in my life I began to receive information that was already there in my mind but still not yet really seen clearly by the logical side of my brain.
Secondly. Now I would like that you begin to understand the potential of meditation:
In meditation we are able to access more of the emotional side of our brain and in this excellent video-clip Jill Bolte Taylor shows you the characteristics of our two brain halves – A powerful stroke of insight.
Third. Now I would like you to continue reading!
Suddenly through my meditation, there in the middle of the harmful alcoholism and the hangover, my consciousness expanded from the size of a golf-ball into the size of a football to give you a reasonable metaphor. I asked my brain: -Why do I drink if I feel sick in the morning and all the answers came to me in a flood from the feeling mind and flooded into my expanded consciousness.
This awareness continued to stay with me from this moment. I began to understand that I was liberated from the culture of drinking, if I wanted to. I began to understand that many people who had been posing as friends were not my real friends. They were detached from oneness.
My emotional side had already picked up on that but I had been too busy being too logical to be able to see it. These false friends had been making money for themselves making other people go places and making them drink too much. A design caused by capitalism and the following greed.
I realized that the loud music was designed to separate me from other people and that suggestions and annoying noises in the music was designed to make me feel depressed, feel separate. the music was designed to make me feel that alcohol in this noise would make me feel better.
Yes. This evil logic controlled the whole setup. Using our emotional mind being more aware in each moment we understand what is the truth and what is best. Being sober and listening to good music dancing with real friends makes us enjoy for real. Good music is very separate from bad music and noises. Alcohol numbs the brain, makes noises less annoying and this is the way evil people make money on unaware people, usually young people.
Having this new awareness I soon decided to quit drinking and with this new expanded consciousness it was very easy. I was very powerful. I felt like a beautiful wolf. I could spot evil in appearance and movements of a person but I could also recognize good all around me. I consciously counted the beers and kept my goal with my new awareness. I drank less and less every day, the beers further apart, more water in between, until I was down on one beer per day. What a total control I had in every moment! It was amazing.
Once you tap in to this massive consciousness you will instinctively feel and put things together that was hidden from you before. Other people will not be able to manipulate you, you will feel what they plan, you will understand instinctively if people care about you or not. You will be enlightened about things that you actually know, but never could see before because you were using your logical mind so frenetically that you basically ignored half of your functional brain that has superior powers in many aspects and one of these powers is to feel what is the truth.
But I would like to add that people who are totally lost in “La La land”, as Jill puts it, could probably do very little good for this world, they might even find it hard to dial a phone number. So after many hours of meditation reaching balance most of us have the potential to reach what I call super-intelligence, and that is why today nobody may enter Intelligent Union or The Scientific party of Sweden without this expanded consciousness. People not using both sides of their brains effectively are actually both lost in a “La La Land” in two different ways.
Scientists are usually lost in the logical “La La Land” using science as their religion, as truth. This is, in fact, no much different than using the bible as a religion. A frozen belief is a frozen belief, it is not a free individual, it is not a powerful wolf.
Jill however is not lost in any of these “La La lands” any more. I believe Jill is now using both brain-halves more effectively and that is also why she may enter Intelligent Union if she wants to.
The only mistake she might be making in her video, if it even should be considered a mistake, is to partly describe her fantastic experience in a somewhat crazy way for scientists, since telling people lost in logical “La La Land”with words that actually could make us look crazy to them might not be advisable if we want to succeed in winning them over to us.
It could actually be better to describe our “hallucinations” in a more dry way for the logical dry mind, but anyway, let’s be positive! Let’s hope it can inspire as many scientists as possible to find awareness anyway and that more logical brains will join us in feeling liberated, huge, powerful and, peaceful in oneness and pure love!
Thanks Jill for your amazing courage and excellent presentation technique.
Leader of Intelligent Union & The Scientific party of Sweden