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Kallisti
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 Posted: Wed Jun 25th, 2008 11:32 am
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Dr Jill Bolte Taylor's powerful stroke of insight.

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 Posted: Thu Jun 26th, 2008 08:59 am
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Hello Everyone.

Thank You so much for sharing that, Kallisti!  What a phenomenal experience!

Kuuinoa

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 Posted: Fri Jun 27th, 2008 10:50 am
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Yeah, I thought so too. I was interested to hear other people's comments - particularly as Dr Jill seems to have developed such an amazing ability to 'jump' between alternate hemispheres of her brain.

We only recently discovered TED talks - amazing website and many hours of fun listening and watching all sorts of things. This one I thought was quite relevant though - to watch somebody jumping from really a very rational and clear, direct state of mind across to 'an energy being' and back again numerous times within a 15 minute period.

I think she's very engaging and really does come out with an interesting learning experience.

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 Posted: Fri Jun 27th, 2008 03:45 pm
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Thank you so much for posting this link to TED - I have been listening to speeches for the last couple of days (alphabetically - gave up on messing around with the themes)and the content is awesome. I love ESI - l learned about AbeBooks here and now TED. Thank you thank you thank you.

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 Posted: Fri Jun 27th, 2008 05:22 pm
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Thanks so much for posting this! I finally got around to listening to her talk today and it was great.

 It cleared up several things for me and helped me understand what Dr Deb talks about and what I'm actually doing with my own horses at times. Now I understand why when I shift my state at times when working with my horses that I "feel" them and so much around me and why they can "feel" me as clearly as if I touched them.  I only do this sometimes but am trying to do it all the time when I am with them.
  Also why energy works so easily. For example the other day my green gelding was a bit excited when heading home and I wanted to ask him to stay with me and to soften so I just "felt" it in my body and "sent" energy up the left rein and he immediately softened and bent into a little shoulder-in just from energy. It was more actually like he "embraced" my energy. It wasn't force, it wasn't push it was reaching out to him and him in turn embracing my feel back.  Fun stuff. :-)  Loved the talk because it helped me understand what I have actually been doing and why I should do it more often!!

  Thanks again,   Adrienne

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 Posted: Sat Jun 28th, 2008 03:11 pm
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Daily Quotation I'm a Vibrational Being in a Vibrational Universe. . .
You live in a pulsating, vibrating Universe of advanced harmonics. Everything that exists, in your air, in your dirt, in your water, and in your bodies, is vibration in motion—and all of it is managed by the powerful Law of Attraction. There is nothing that exists outside of this vibrational nature, and as you learn to accept your vibrational nature, and begin to consciously utilize your emotional vibrational indicators, you will gain conscious control of your personal creations and of the outcomes of your life experience.
--- Abraham
http://www.abraham-hicks.com/lawofattractionsource/index.php

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 Posted: Sat Jun 28th, 2008 08:02 pm
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As I was saddling up yesterday, PBS had a interview with Dr Jill Bolte Taylor! So check your PBS stations schedule and you may be able to catch it.

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 Posted: Sat Jun 28th, 2008 11:31 pm
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Ok, hooked:

Benjamin Zander's shiny eyes (all good, but second half is the payload).

Robert  Full, What engineers learn from evolution - lessons for woody? with springy legs! (mainly the first half of the video that's relevant here).

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 Posted: Sun Jul 13th, 2008 07:48 am
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I had been quite unaware of the "TED" organization and meetings. A great concept, thought-provoking and fun. Thanks very much to Kallisti for putting up the link.

I had the opportunity to watch the Jill Bolte-Taylor talk tonight -- her revelation similar to Eckhart Tolle's. One caution on that, however: just because she brings out a pickled brain for you to look at (great prop for any talk, just gross enough to really grab peoples' attention), you need to not over-interpret the left brain/right brain information she gives. What she says is not incorrect, but it is oversimplified. BOTH halves of the brain process in BOTH ways, the balance being different in different people. And the corpus callosum is enormously important in information-sharing between the two hemispheres. Its pathway in humans is big to start with and can be made bigger with specific therapies. How do you think Jill Bolte-Taylor regained her ability to speak, comprehend speech and writing, and move her right arm? She doesn't go into that, but she ought to also be thanking her corpus callosum.

In saying this, however, I don't want to downplay the importance of her MAIN point, which is, as several correspondents here picked up already, that anybody who wants to can learn to switch facultatively back and forth. You are not the prisoner of your left hemisphere, unless you choose to be. Neither are you a space cadet who spends all their time in "la la land" -- unless, again, you choose to be.

Where is the healthy balance? Well, then I want you to go find the guy (Taylor, I think his name is) that is the first American to become a Tibetan monk, and listen to that talk. And after you have viewed that talk, I want you to actually take the advice of the Dalai Lama and think about what Bill Taylor says there and apply that to your own personal or family religious or spiritual tradition. Because there's a high likelihood that you'll find the same wisdom already there.

I do also want to mention that I appreciate how correspondents here grasp that there is a link between these kinds of talks at "TED" and horsemanship. Yes, there is: for horsemanship, though it is no longer a necessity in the developed world, is yet one of the world's Great Arts and Sciences, a thing that takes more than one lifetime to master. -- Dr. Deb

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 Posted: Mon Jul 14th, 2008 04:26 pm
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Just a minor note of clarification. I think the reference to "first American Tibetan monk" is Bob Thurman, not Bill Taylor.... Ben

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 Posted: Mon Jul 14th, 2008 10:38 pm
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Dr. Deb, true, at this point, that horsemanship is "no longer a necessity in the developed world," but wonder how long that will be.  As population and food demand grows, pushing the price of fuel to and through the stratosphere, we'll see a return to locally farmed and grown agriculture and "antique," less-oil and -diesel intensive methods of producing food.  Sort-of-famous quote (we'll see more of this one in years to come) by Shiekh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates from '79 to '90, and ruler of Dubai:  "My grandfather rode on a camel, my father rode in a car, I ride in a jet, my children will ride in cars, my grandchildren will ride on camels."  An individual with the ability to coax the most cooperation from a working horse or mule, with the least amount of wear and tear on the body of animal and man, might just be in high demand again.     

Ben, I believe you're correct re Thurman being the 1st ordained Tibetan monk.  It's also probably safe to say he's the only ordained Tibetan monk who has fathered an A-list celebrity -- was reminded of that apropos-of-nothing tidbit while reading a little Proust-type questionnaire of him in last week's NY Times Magazine.

 


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