When did you last experience awe?
Was it while standing under the black mantle of a starry night gazing at the Milky Way?
Was it on a holiday where you visited a well-known monument – the Taj Mahal or La Familia Segrada in Barcelona?
Was it when you got to stand on the edge of the Grand Canyon or to hear exquisite music being played at the Sydney Opera House?
The magic of awe is only now starting to be better understood.
It is the feeling of being in the presence of something vast, transcending our existing understanding of the world. It is a complex emotion. When gazing out into space it can make us feel small and insignificant compared to the vastness of the Universe. Our concerns and worries feel less important as we gain greater perspective of what’s really important to us.
Awe is important to our physiological, psychological and social wellbeing.
How do you experience awe in your life?