Awe and the profound impact it has on our lives
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Have you ever stopped to ponder the magnificence of the universe and how it affects our lives? Well, buckle up because the impact of awe on our well-being is simply breathtaking!
As curious beings, humans are naturally drawn to things that stir our sense of wonder and awe. From the glimmering stars in the night sky to the towering peaks of mountains: we can’t help but feel captivated by the mysteries of the world around us.
Exciting research has shown that experiences that evoke awe can have a profound impact on our happiness and overall well-being. Participants who reported feeling awe in studies showed increased levels of generosity and prosocial behavior, as well as reduced symptoms of depression and anxiety.
Not only does experiencing awe broaden our perception of time and give us a deeper sense of purpose in life, it also has the power to help us step out of our daily routines and appreciate the bigger picture.
So, what exactly is awe? At its core, it’s the feeling we get when we encounter something greater than ourselves. This could be a stunning natural phenomenon, like a radiant sunrise or rainbow, or a human-made creation such as a massive bridge or towering skyscraper.
But let’s not forget: not all awe-inspiring experiences are equal. There’s something truly special about the awe that comes from contemplating the vastness of the universe and our place within it. As Carl Sagan once said, “We are a way for the universe to know itself.” How awe-inspiring is that?!
I’ll never forget the first time I gazed at the starry night sky as a teenager. The stars were so bright and numerous that they filled the entire sky, and I felt like I was looking at a magical, wondrous world far beyond our own. That moment filled me with a sense of awe and wonder, and was unlike anything I had ever experienced. It made me feel small yet significant in the best possible way.
That’s why I founded Bliss & Stars: to create awe-awakening experiences. Awe is a powerful, transformative emotion that has the ability to shape our perception of the world and improve our well-being. Time after time we see how it impacts people who visit and experience awe at Bliss & Stars. We see how it awakens the joy and curiosity, and how it brings tears of appreciation for the magical and beautiful gift of life we have been given.
Go ahead and seek out experiences that evoke wonder and awe – whether it’s stargazing on a clear night or visiting a magnificent museum. Your mind, body, and soul will thank you.