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BENEFITS OF AWE
"Inducing goosebumps and dropped jaws, awe experiences are remarkable in their own right. Moreover, a growing body of research suggests that experiencing awe may lead to a wide range of benefits, from happiness and health to perhaps more unexpected benefits such as generosity, humility, and critical thinking"
Benefits of bringing mindful awe into your everyday life:
• Build resiliency and decrease anxiety
• Improve focus and concentration
• Boost emotional intelligence and contentment
• Increase health and well being
• Improve communication skills
How experiencing awe bears on wellbeing
One important distinction between awe and other emotions (like inspiration or surprise) is that awe makes us feel small — or feel a sense of “self-diminishment” in science-speak. And that’s good for us, Stellar explains.
We spend a lot of our time thinking about what’s going on in our world and what’s affecting us directly. “Awe changes that, making us see ourselves as a small piece of something larger.”
Feeling small makes us feel humbled (thereby lessening selfish tendencies like entitlement, arrogance, and narcissism). And feeling small and humbled makes us want to engage with others and feel more connected to others, Gordon adds.
-Sarah DiGiulio - Why scientists say experiencing awe can help you live your best life 2019