Yesterday, I posted some pages and a youtube video, “Now: Today is the moment,” about some special lines from a song, “Today While the Blossoms Still Cling to the Vine”
“Today is my moment, and now is my story”
I created and posted some pages about this line… coming back to this moment…..to this moment of “now”…letting go of rambling in the past or the future…to take advantage of this present moment and live it was well as we can. I assembled those pages into a youtube video…using the words “my.”
Yesterday, I revised those pages, replacing the word “my” with the word “your” … because I think it might sometimes be easier for people reading things to relate to the word “your,” rather than the word “my.”
So….here is that revised youtube video… “Today IS your moment, Now IS your story”…similar format, different music…
Tying in with this idea of learning to live more in each present moment…..yesterday, I read a really wonderful book….Stroke of Insight, by Jill Bolte Taylor, a woman with a PhD in Brain Anatomy. (thank you Nancy Hatch, from Spirit Lights the Way, “Mastering your thoughts”, for that recommendation)
In her book, Jill Bolte Taylor describes her awareness during and after a left brain stroke that she experienced when she was 37 years old. She goes into very helpful detail about left brain planning/judging/thinking/ language functions and right brain/intuitive/picture, image/present moment orientations.
She gives excellent descriptions and ideas about how to nurture that right brain/present moment awareness…I highly recommend her book!…especially if you’re trying to learn to be more present moment oriented, and trying to learn to let go of that left brain mind chatter/judging…she has great ideas in there!
She also has a really good website, My Stroke of Insight, with the embedded TED video, her appearance on Oprah, balanced brain techniques, links and resources.
TED video describing her experience of the dynamics of a stroke and recovery…brain functioning and how to enhance our own brain functioning….wonderfully inspirational and insightful! (that picture of the author on the youtube page looks a bit “unusual”…the video is good, not like that photo looks)