This video is a powerful, awe-inspiring talk by neuroanatomist Jill Bolte Taylor, who had an opportunity few brain scientists would wish for: One morning, she realized she was having a massive stroke.

As it happened, as she felt her brain functions slip away one by one, speech, movement, understanding she studied and remembered every moment, recognizing how she was slipping away from the defined sense of her personal self (left brain hemisphere) into the oneness of infinite creative energy (right brain hemisphere).

This is a powerful story about how our brains define us and connect us to the world and to one another. Most inspiring is the clarity with which she illuminates the concept of choice that we all have in each and every moment.

Absolutely work watching: