"Gratitude is the greatest healer.
When you live according to your highest values
you become inspired and awaken genius."
These are exciting times we are living in. We literally increase our speed of expansion in every direction every moment. Finding that peaceful place within, synchronizing our heartbeats with our breath, and knowing that we will collectively find a way to thrive in all situations is something we are all consciously creating together. Education is at the forefront of this revolution, it is where the change begins.
To understand is to perceive patterns, and being in a state of awe has been shown to give us something back that many feel has been lost: our perception of time. This generation has more free time than any of our predecessors, yet due to the amount of information constantly streaming toward us, our perception and attention spans have radically decreased.
A Stanford University study revealed the best way to alleviate a time-starved perception is to BE IN AWE. Experiencing awe makes one feel more rich in time and alters decision making, as well as stimulating people to prefer experiential goods over material goods. It also makes one more willing to donate time to help others, andwhen people feel they have more time available, this leaves them with a greater feeling of satisfaction in life.
Awe is a very powerful and positive emotion involving perceptual vastness, complexity, and this enhanced state of being leaves us with increased empathy, compassion, & curiosity. This expansive experience also inspires a desire for more knowledge structures, and helps people focus on the present moment. And there is a lot to focus on during this turning point in history, we need our collective genius refined to maximum performance.
"To know and not to do is not to know" - Buddha