Recently I read a book called, My Stroke of Insight: A Brain Scientist’s Personal Journey. It was written by a Woman who had had a stroke. She was also a “brain scientist” which means she was able to observe what was happening to her and look back on it and understand in a way that most people can’t.
She observes that after having been through this experience she looks at people with abilities different from the norm as having different abilities–not disabilities. The author talks about her perceptions as being very different at this time. I was fascinated by the left brain right brain ideas that she brings. The right brain is the brain that doesn’t have so much chatter–that belongs to the left brain. Consider that during meditation we are always working to quiet our chatter–maybe that’s because we are working towards working our brains equally.
Anyone who knows someone who has had a stroke or any health care provider or stroke survivor should really take a look at this book. It’s a marvelous perspective that we don’t always get to see.