Dr. Miles Neale uses contemplative neuroscience to explain why and how life can feel like a revolving door of stress and trauma. While the characters and circumstances seem to change our fundamental experience remains the same because what we take to be real time experience is in fact a virtual reality simulation, a life-movie, produced when bits of external data fuse with biased expectations, canned memories and compelling emotions from our past. Knowing life is mostly a waking dream, a projection, we can consciously override our evolutionary instincts and childhood programming to become an author of a more fulfilling life story.