Five Paths To Increasing Health and Happiness Through Awe
awe: a strong feeling of amazement, wonder, or respect for something very impressive
Psychologists say experiencing awe has many benefits. It can improve our mental and physical health. It can also make us feel less anxious, more connected, and generally happier. Psychologists Keller and Monroy study the effects of awe. They say there are five main ways to experience this feeling: spirituality, music, dance, psychedelics, and nature.
For a quick dose of awe, check out the NASA video below that shows our place within the universe. The animation takes us on a journey through space to see earth compared with ten known black holes. The smallest one has the mass of 100,000 suns, while the largest one has “tens of billions of times more mass than our Sun.”
1. The sunset on the beach filled me with awe.
The sight of the huge waterfall left me in awe.
3. The powerful speech was awe inspiring.