Have you ever thought about what it would be like if we could consciously use our brains to bring more joy and creativity into our lives? Earlier this week, we discussed a TED Talk with the wonderful Jill Bolte Taylor at our Caribbean Rebels gathering. Her engaging presentation is an emotional and inspiring experience that invites us to rediscover our consciousness and expand our perception of the world around us.

Jill Bolte Taylor’s focus in her TED Talk, “Stroke of Insight,” revolves around the significance of our two brain hemispheres – the left and the right. She argues that the right hemisphere is the key to more joy, peace, and creativity. Why? Because the right side of our brain is responsible for creativity, intuition, connection, and spirituality. She observes that we often overly rely on the linguistic and analytical left hemisphere, which leaves our artistic and creative talents dormant.

Focusing on our right hemisphere fosters a different kind of perception that allows us to connect with the world on a deeper level. By concentrating on our sensory-based perception, we can open ourselves to body awareness and the present moment. This provides us with a holistic and deeper connection to the world, promoting self-reflection, growth, and self-love.

According to Jill Bolte Taylor, there are many ways to tap into our right hemisphere and enhance our creativity. One method, for example, is to meditate for a few minutes in the morning and simply let our thoughts flow. Another approach is to make our daily activities more conscious and allow ourselves time to “daydream” – such as during walks or showers. We can also consciously experience our senses by focusing on our breath, music, art, or nature.

Overall, Jill Bolte Taylor’s TED Talk, “Stroke of Insight,” was a profoundly moving and inspiring experience. Her core message that the right hemisphere is the gateway to more joy, peace, and creativity is crucial for our mental and emotional well-being. We can actively choose to spend more time with our right hemisphere by consciously experiencing our senses, allowing ourselves time to “daydream” and meditate to let our thoughts flow. In doing so, we can embark on our own mental journey and fill our lives with more inspiration and creativity.