In turn, you'll become a better partner, neighbor, and friend. It will enable you to be released from the nightmares that often haunt you, and permit you to receive love, give love, and be part of collectively changing the future of our world. Maybe all that sounds a little grandiose. Maybe you're here, reading or listening to these words, because you're struggling to hold on to hope. If so, I have good news--wonder can keep your hope alive. New studies in neurobiology connect wonder to your body's physiology and even your ability to emotionally connect with and empathize with other human beings. Without wonder, our curiosity dies. Instead of adventurously exploring potential solutions to the problems we bump into throughout our lives, we succumb to the pressures that come from being a responsible adult, and we settle for a life filled with stress and anxiety. The feelings of failure produce shame, so we isolate ourselves. And the lack of connection leads to a lack of hope, which breeds complacency. I understand the value in this. I'm what you'd call a normal fella', historical figures are difficult to see as normal because of the scope of what they've accomplished, as are some of the larger-than-life figures who write articles and seem to be born with an innate greatness that appears to be impossible to replicate (it isn't, I'll show you how in this article). <a href=''>I</a> share your struggles, your roadblocks and barriers. <a href=''>Yet,</a> I've figured - and am constantly figuring - this discipline thing out. <a href=''>In</a> this article I've simplified it because that's what such things need. <a href=''>They</a> need simplification because they're not actually that difficult. <a href=''>They</a> need simplification because we need to get out of our own way more than we need anything else to come into our lives and save us. <a href=''>If</a> the tactics, ideas, and philosophies found in these articles can help me go from the guy I was to the guy I am, then they will help you do the same. <a href=''>And</a> let's be frank, I'm not where I eventually want to be, nor am I living as the man I eventually want to become. <a href=''>This</a> process of improvement is lifelong, but my goodness, far too many of us are further behind than we should be. <br /><br /><a href=''>In</a> the following articles, I will help you understand the power that you have in this unseen energy field, including power you might have thought was just coincidence. <a href=''>You</a> will learn that your feelings activate energy that leaves you, works inside and outside your body, transforms, and brings you more of what you focus on. <a href=''>As</a> I explain the science of how your personal power works, you might be surprised to learn that: <a href=''>When</a> you read this list, you might wonder how thoughts are related to feelings and personal power. <a href=''>Your</a> thoughts are integrally tied to your feelings. <a href=''>When</a> you have an emotion you can't help but quickly form thoughts and explanations about those feelings. <a href=''>Likewise,</a> when you have thoughts, opinions, or judgments, you tend to quickly have feelings that go along with those thoughts. <a href=''>As</a> you read this article and learn how and why your emotions are powerful, you will also learn that you can use your thoughts to help you. <a href=''>You</a> can notice the thought patterns that allow you to shift to more powerful emotions. <a href=''>The</a> key question after understanding the science of your energy is this: How does it make a difference in your life? <a href=''>You</a> cannot predict the actual reaction but you can at least reduce the probability of communicating the wrong message to the other person if you take into account the important factors of nonverbal communication. <a href=''>The</a> tactile sensation depends on gender to a great extent. <a href=''>For</a> example, a man does not like to be touched while talking whereas women like this gesture. <a href=''>Women</a> use the touching sensation to express care and affection. <a href=''>For</a> instance, a mother pats on the child's head to feel comfortable. <a href=''>You</a> pat your friend on the back as a sign of encouragement. <a href=''>The</a> gesture of tactile sensation is approached generally as a part of a continuing action. <a href=''>The</a> reasons for implementing this gesture include: asking for a favour, providing information, giving guidance, instructing someone, sharing your experience, make the other person feel comfortable, and persuading someone. <a href=''>The</a> usual signals of the person's approachability with respect to the touching gesture are evident in the following forms: <a href=''>Open</a> nonverbal signals <br /><br /><a href=''>Through</a> those interpretations the frustrating consequences of disability can be reduced. <a href=''>This</a> key clinical task may even liberate sufferers and practitioners from the oppressive iron cage imposed by a too intensely morbid preoccupation with painful bodily processes and a too technically narrow and therefore dehumanizing vision of treatment, respectively. <a href=''>In</a> article 15, I will set out a practical clinical method that practitioners can (and should) apply to provide more effective and humane care of chronically sick persons. <a href=''>This</a> alternative therapeutic approach originates in the reconceptualization of medical care as (1) empathic witnessing of the existential experience of suffering and (2) practical coping with the major psychosocial crises that constitute the menacing chronicity of that experience. <a href=''>The</a> work of the practitioner includes the sensitive solicitation of the patient's and the family's stories of the illness, the assembling of a mini-ethnography of the changing contexts of chronicity, informed negotiation with alternative lay perspectives on care, and what amounts to a brief medical psychotherapy for the multiple, ongoing threats and losses that make chronic illness so profoundly disruptive. <a href=''>Not</a> the least of the reasons for studying illness meanings, therefore, is that such an investigation can help the patient, the family, and also the practitioner: certainly not every time, perhaps not even routinely, but often enough to make a significant difference. <a href=''>Symptom</a> as Meaning <a href=''>The</a> first kind of illness meaning that we shall consider, appropriately enough, is the surface denotation of symptom qua symptom. <a href=''>This</a> is the ostensive, conventional signification of the symptom (for example, back pain, palpitations, or wheezing) as disability or distress. <a href=''>There</a> is a tendency to regard such self-evident significance as natural. <a href=''>We</a> are ready for authenticity. <a href=''>We</a> are ready for complexity. <a href=''>We</a> are ready to look within. <a href=''>We</a> are ready to let go of the empty promises and the easy, quick methods of healing. <a href=''>And</a> this article will teach you how to do so . <a href=''>Through</a> this article, may you learn to lighten your load, heal, and understand yourself on a new level. <a href=''>By</a> understanding ourselves in all our complexity we can sweep aside the illusions fed to us by others, the hoped-for but never found miraculous cures and sudden wealth or health, and instead, look within to truly heal and understand who we are on the deepest levels. <a href=''>This</a> knowledge will allow us to venture forward in our lives in a more free and joyful way, with a sense of purpose and connection that many of us are looking for, but rarely find. <a href=''>Introducing</a> the Body Deva <a href=''>This</a> article will introduce you to the body deva, or the spiritual consciousness of the body. <br /><br /><a href=''>When</a> dissociated, people may feel disconnected from themselves, as if operating on autopilot. <a href=''>They</a> may also feel disconnected from the world around them, as though there is an invisible force shield that prevents them from interacting with others. <a href=''>This</a> disconnection can become so pervasive that the individual begins to distort time or, in extreme cases, actually loses time and recall of what happened during the dissociative period. <a href=''>The</a> roots of dissociation exemplify the mind/body connection, involving the brain, body, and emotions, and can be experienced in various ways. <a href=''>We</a> all understand the experience of being so lost in our daydreams that we fail to notice the people around us. <a href=''>That</a> type of experience falls into the category of normal dissociation. <a href=''>A</a> trauma survivor, on the other hand, may not be able to remember entire blocks of time during the day. <a href=''>This</a> type of dissociation falls into the category of dysfunctional dissociation. <a href=''>Dysfunctional</a> dissociation is operative when <a href=''>We</a> all use defenses when faced with overwhelming stress. <a href=''>Apply</a> them to your thought patterns--your beliefs, how you view the world--using them to undo your limited, negative thinking. <a href=''>Some</a> affirmations may resolve your old wounds from the past to help you process your current ones so that you can finally fully heal with love. <a href=''>The</a> Gift of Life after Loss <a href=''>We're</a> sure you know how to end a relationship. <a href=''>You</a> know how to end a marriage. <a href=''>You</a> even know how to end a life. <a href=''>But</a> do you know how to complete a relationship or a marriage? <a href=''>Do</a> you know how to complete a life? <a href=''>This</a> is another aspect we hope to teach you as we journey together. <a href=''>There</a> are unexpected gifts to be found in life after loss. <br /><br /><a href=''>The</a> Consequences of Big Data in the Future <a href=''>Knowledge</a> is power, which means that data is power. <a href=''>Gathering</a> data about us is in part given an attractive spin by disguising it as convenience; <a href=''>Cameras</a> are already ubiquitous, especially in larger cities, and more sensors will be introduced with 5G; <a href=''>No</a> aspect of our lives will remain free of monitoring by sensors transmitting such data to another location for further processing. <a href=''>In</a> many cases, we will have no control over who has access to specific data, nor indeed over who can gain access to it whenever they wish, not to mention the data we voluntarily publish to social media platforms and digital assistants, or via cell phone apps. <a href=''>American</a> whistleblower Edward Snowden has pointed the finger at what is already being done (and has been done over the last few years), and this potential to collect and analyze data will only increase with 5G. <a href=''>Dont imagine that at some point or other they will hold back. If it is technically possible, they will do it, and this kind of surveillance will no longer be the preserve of just the military, secret services, or state agencies, but will be undertaken by companies with commercial interests, organizations whose one true god is shareholder value. In its ideal incarnation, your smart home will notice that you are on your way back from work and adjust the temperature accordingly to make it warm and cozy for your arrival. We feel like we aren't enough. We feel like we don't fit in or belong. We feel like the things we desire are forever out of reach. So many lies. But wonder can lead you to the truth. Wonder is a powerful catalyst for change. It surprises you and, as my friend Brad Montague says, rescues you from the ordinary. It whispers, Isn't this extraordinary? Wonder is more than just a feeling--it is a childlike state that gives you permission to believe in real magic. By the time you're done with this article, my hope is not only that your wonder will be awakened but that you also feel equipped to cultivate and sustain wonder in your life.