By Michael Dorausch, D.C.

Neuroanatomist Jill Bolte Taylor says “we are the life force power of the universe.” More than 10 years ago Jill had an opportunity few brain scientists would wish for: On December 10 of 1996, she realized she was having a massive stroke. A blood vessel had exploded in the left half of her brain, and in the course of four hours she experienced her brain completely deteriorate in its ability to process all information.

Watch this stunning 18 minute video in which Jill Taylor shares her experience. The last few minutes are the most inspirational.

The video was recorded at a TED conference (Inspired talks by the world’s greatest thinkers and doers). TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design. It started out (in 1984) as a conference bringing together people from those three worlds. Since then its scope has become ever broader.