Being in Awe Can Lead to Better Mental Health
Being in awe as a thought practice can completely transform the way you experience the world. If you wake up and choose to live in awe, you’ll likely notice previously-missed details in your environment and the people around you ("The Relationship Between Anxiety and Awe"). Being in awe is so natural to children; if you spend time around kids, you’ll notice they’re fascinated by small details. Bubbles, colors, animals, nature, and how things work all fascinate children. However, as we grow older, we lose some of this awe and wonder, and the feeling of being in awe disappears.
The Physical World of Being in Awe
How often do you notice the trees in your neighborhood? How about the smell of rain, or the clouds your breath makes in the air when it’s cold? Practice being in awe and experience parts of your world you’ve been just trudging through.
Being in Awe of People
Probably the most powerful part of this daily thought practice is how present you become with the people in your life. If you put yourself in a state of awe with every person you encounter, you’ll notice things you admire about those people that you’ve never seen before. You’ll become full of gratitude and wonder as you see them in a new way.
Watch this video for an unexpected example of a time I jumped into the daily thought practice of being in awe.
Meredith, M. (2018, November 30). Being in Awe Can Lead to Better Mental Health, HealthyPlace. Retrieved on 2020, June 6 from https://www.healthyplace.com/blogs/livingablissfullife/2018/11/being-in-awe-can-lead-to-better-mental-health