I like the Taylor's optimism, humor and unbounded creativity as shown in the book. I like the way she relates to the world as well as to herself. This book reminds me compassion, joy and internal peacefulness are something that are wired with us since we born but too often being overlooked. I particularly like the first chapter when Taylor introduced how and why she choose to be a brain scientists and the last few chapters that describe her insightful lessons learnt from her stroke. Practical ways were suggested on how can we return to our peace of life despite the daily hassle. Too often our emotional states are dominated by the left analytical brain and fall into negative emotional loop because of events in daily life. However, we seldom notice that we are the one who control whether we exercise the critical and analytical left brain, or the compassionate, here-and-now right brain. We always have an option on whether we want to stuck into the anxious/angry/hatred cycle, or emerged ourselves into the present moment/joyful/compassionate cycle. I believe one probably could not be fully comprehend what I mean or convinced by what I said without reading this book.
Highly recommended for everyone who wants to know more about stroke, and more importantly, to those who want to be the true master of your psychological well-being....Continua
A very interesting, engaging book about a fascinating topic. I'm really enjoying reading it. The message is important also. I highly recommend this book.