Who and what we are – Jill Bolte Taylor

I just watched Jill Bolte Taylor’s TED Talk, ‘Stroke of Insight’ for about the seventh time – though I haven’t viewed it for a year or more.  

What a talk!

This must be one of the most profound presentations of all time as far as a speaker endeavouring to describe what we are.  It is a brilliant lecture (I’m told somewhere that she rehearsed it and presented it some 200 times before it got onto TED Talks, but I can see why it’s probably TED Talks most popular)

I won’t say more about it other than – “Take a look and listen.”  Absorb.  Listen again.   You really are much more than you think you are…as are we all.

About Tom Ware

I'm into speaking to audiences. My particular forte is telling stories. Morevover, I've addressed over 750 audiences and in excess of 40,000 people during the past eighteen years - excluding those I've addressed in my Toastmasters clubs. Additionally, I've presented classes to adults on Metaphysics and Spirituality (non sectarian) and Popular Psychology between 2001 and 2008. I'm an avid writer, been at it for forty-five years. Speaking is a passion, of course, as mentioned above. I started in 1972 with Toastmasters. My speciality is Storytelling and some years ago people began to flatter me with the titles: Prince of Storytellers, and Master Storyteller. Also, Tusitala Tom (Tusitala means Storyteller in Polynesian) I am also into 'serious' meditation (Vipassana as taught by S N Goenka) Started that in 1986. Additionally, I'm an Automatic Writing practioner and have been able to 'channel' for over forty years. Bit about me. Born in London UK and migrated to Australia in 1951. Started my first job day after my fifteenth birthday in that year. I've been a postal worker, sailor, aviation air-ground man, overseas telegraph operator. I've worked for an electrical power-supply company, been a truck driver, a foundry labourer, laboratory assistant, a police radio operator, and office worker - even an Antarctic expeditioner. Worked and lived in a number of countries, but am now 'retired' and enjoying life - probably as never before. I've been married - yes to the same woman! - for fifty-three years and have three grown up children and four grandchildren.
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