Eureka! Neural Evidence for Sudden Insight
June 17, 2010 § Leave a comment
I had my “eureka” moment a couple of years ago just ridding home in the car. It was truly a moment of sudden-insight. I had never meditated a day in my life (that I knew of). I had been working through post traumatic stress disorder on my own for over a year. That means I had been spending a lot of time thinking about life, existence, the meaning of the universe, you know the typical depression crap.
Then one afternoon while my husband and I were driving home from Costco, everything changed. In my mind it was almost like a scene from the show Chuck when he flashes. Suddenly images and phrases from all different times in my life were flying together like pieces of a puzzle. In an instant I understood what I thought I already knew. That is when I saw the world for the first time. I turned to my husband in the driver’s seat. He thought I was sick. There was so much I wanted to say. So much I wanted to share all at once. All I could manage to get out was… “we are all connected”